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Complete family of 28 fonts: $450.00
Biwa Font Family was designed by Ian Lynam, James Todd and published by Wordshape. Biwa contains 28 styles and family package options.

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Biwa Black

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About Biwa Font Family

Biwa is a new straight-sided family of formally nuanced grotesk typefaces. Biwa’s lighter weights feel subdued, cool in tone, and neutral, while the heavier weights are more robust and full of personality. Developed over the past few years by Ian Lynam and James Todd, the 14-member Biwa family and the accompanying 14-member Biwa Display family are paeans to the immediate moment when phototype arrived on the global scene — partially smooth and partially machined. Biwa and Biwa Display are neutral in tone, have enlarged x-heights, and look amazing on-screen and in print. Each weight is designed to be highly readable in print and on-screen. The italic variations are true italics, having a single-storied italic a and have been designed for smooth, fluid reading and text-setting. Lovingly spaced and kerned, the Biwa family works equally well for text typesetting and for display design work. Languages supported include Western European, Central, and South European as well as Vietnamese. The entire family is comprised of a range of weights and a matching display family that features rounded terminals for large-scale display work. An agate version of Biwa Black is provided for free.

Designers: Ian Lynam, James Todd

Publisher: Wordshape

Foundry: Wordshape

Design Owner: Wordshape

MyFonts debut: Nov 21, 2017

Biwa™ is a trademark of Wordshape.

About Wordshape

Wordshape is a boutique type foundry and publisher operating in Tokyo. In addition to our library of retail fonts, we also design custom fonts for clients of all sizes. From the modification of existing fonts to the design of a complete family from scratch, we design typefaces to fit most needs. Select clients include Adidas, Bandcamp, Google, Hofstra University, Mozilla, MTV, NASA, Nike, Onitsuka Tiger, Pivotal, Plaid, and Tokyo University.

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