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Choi Jung-ho

One of the early Hangul type designers, 1916-1988. His typefaces are some of the most significant Hangul designs of the 20th century. He drew around fourty original typefaces for metal type and phototypesetting. He drew Hangul typefaces for novels and dictionaries in the 1950s, using the Benton pantograph to produce matrices. He also drew Hangul for phototypesetting machines from Shaken and Morisawa in the 1970s. His designs became a foundation of the most popular text typefaces in Korea such as Myung-jo and Gothic.

Regarding Myungjo: Choi's metal types include Choi Myungjo (Samhwa, 1958, and Dong-A, 1957). These types influenced the phototypes Choi Jung Myungjo (1970s, Shaken; Morisawa, 1972) and Choi Se Myungjo (1961, Morisawa), respectively. In the digital era, Choi Jung Myungjo heavily influenced SM's Jung Myungjo (1989), while Morisawa'a Choi Jung Myungjo led to Shinshin Myungjo (1989, SM) and Shin Myungjo (1989, SM). The latter typeface was at the basis of Apple's font Myungjo (1993).

Choi Jung-ho's work was researched by Eunyou Noh in her Ph.D. dissertation at Hongik University in 2011.

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