Ubiquitous in Japan, Morisawa typefaces appear in diverse contexts from corporate marketing and branding to airport and station signage. Quite a few of these Japanese typefaces are practical and easy to read, and the design of many Latin typefaces matches them well.
Get your message across not only in the familiar Latin alphabet but also in Greek and Cyrillic scripts.* Your projects can be global in reach yet unified in appearance.
Many design options are also available, applying the insight of language-specific type directors and prominent designers. For each script, you can communicate and accurately convey your message in ways attuned to local cultures and trends.
*An original pan-European (PE) character set covers 151 scripts, and a Pro set, 98–100 scripts.
A very clear multilingual UD font series supporting 151 scripts, including scripts for Asian languages.
Latin typeface that pairs well with the old-style Japanese typeface A1 Gothic. Covers 98 scripts.
A simple humanist sans serif with a warm tone
Clean and clear versertile serif typeface
Latin superfamily boasting 200 styles
The Role superfamily encompasses the four classes of Serif, Sans, Slab, and Soft, each in up to nine weights and three optical sizes for text, display, and banner.
Building on a shared core identity of integrity with a sense of stability, all Role styles deftly convey the tone and character of their class: Serif is elegant, Sans is clean, Slab is authoritative, and Soft is friendly.
A closer look at Role
Production was led by international type designer Matthew Carter and drew on the skills of Kunihiko Okano of Shotype Design and a team of four Latin type designers at Morisawa formed for this project. Role was chosen as the typeface for Print, a U.S.-based online community and magazine on visual culture.
The Designer’s Role (presented by Matthew Carter)
Typography as Tone of Voice | ATypI 2019 Tokyo
Introducing Occupant Fonts
Occupant Fonts is a type foundry led by designer Cyrus Highsmith. The eclectic and captivating Occupant Fonts library enjoys a large user base around the world.
About Cyrus Highsmith
Cyrus Highsmith is a letter drawer, teacher, author and graphic artist. He has designed dozens of original typefaces and served as senior designer at Font Bureau for many years. He teaches type design at Rhode Island School of Design. He wrote and illustrated the acclaimed primer, “Inside Paragraphs: Typographic Fundamentals.”
In 2015, he received the Gerrit Noordzij Prize for extraordinary contributions to the fields of type design, typography and type education. That same year, he founded Occupant LLC, which includes both Occupant Press and Occupant Fonts.
Morisawa Providence Drawing Office was established in 2017 as a center for Latin type development in the United States. Here, we work talented designers on efficient yet uncompromising type development.
Introduction of simplified and traditional Chinese characters provided by Morisawa.By using the right characters for websites, signage, devices, games, or other applications that require Chinese, you can convey information correctly to your intended audience.
Morisawa can meet your needs whether you are combining Japanese and Western typography, looking for suitable typefaces for specific purposes, or choosing a licensing option for your budget.
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