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Tokyo Olive

Tokyo Olive

by Dharma Type
Individual Styles from $14.99
Complete family of 5 fonts: $24.99
Tokyo Olive Font Family was designed by Ryoichi Tsunekawa and published by Dharma Type. Tokyo Olive contains 5 styles and family package options. More about this family
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About Tokyo Olive Font Family

Tokyo Olive was designed as an homage to nostalgic display types and advertisements in the mid-late 80s.

The mid-late 80s was the era of the post-modernism and fancy-decorative design especially in Japan

In other words, it was the mixture of superficial form-operation and girly taste.

This curious design movement vanished without a trace in the 90s, but it had its moments.

Tokyo Olive has voluminous and simple geometric skeleton (for post-modern) with rounded and craft-style stencil joints (for fancy decoration).

We added a classic open style as a little spice. The mixture of those essences makes new impression we have never seen before.

Tokyo Olive family consists of 5 styles for stacking color font.

Please use Photoshop or Illustrator, or your favorite graphic design apps that can handle layers.

Layers are the printing plates of wood type. You should be able to change text color for each layer.

Tokyo Olive "Standard" style is the base of this font family.

You can add open effect by stacking "Fill" layers over the Standard layer.


1. Type your text as you like.

2. Set font-name "Tokyo Olive" and font-style "Standard".

3. Set color of "Standard" layer.

4. Duplicate the "Standard" layer to make "Fill" layer.

5. Set font-style "Half Fill" or "Full Fill" and new color of upper layer.

Tokyo Olive Standard, Half Open, and Full Open style can be used solely.

Designers: Ryoichi Tsunekawa

Publisher: Dharma Type

Foundry: Dharma Type

Design Owner: Dharma Type

MyFonts debut: Apr 1, 2022

Tokyo Olive

About Dharma Type

Dharma Type is a project to offer exclusive fonts designed by Ryoichi Tsunekawa for all designers in the world started in 2005.The design style is wide-ranging from retro and classic to experimental and futuristic, from formal to informal, because the direction of the project is to fill the small niche of design demand.So far, Dharma Type released about a hundred of Latin typefaces including Bebas Neue (free open sourced font), and many of their fonts have been featured in various publications and used in multiple media such as movie titles(e.g., La la land), brand logos, and posters.Ryoichi Tsunekawa (born in 1978) is the director and type designer of Dharma Type established in 2005 in Japan. He studied architecture and engineering at the Nagoya University. Since his college days, he took an interest in fonts, especially the relations between typeface design and historical design trends such as De Stijl, Arts and Craft, ArtDeco, Modernism, and Bauhaus.After graduating with an MA, He worked in Tokyo as an Architectural engineer (designing structural frames, analysis the bearing force…) for several years. After that, after a lag period of a freelance graphic designer to be more exact, he established his own type foundry Dharma Type.