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Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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Alonglongtime

Hong-Kong-based designer of Half Type (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andre Leung

Graphic designer in Stanley Village, Hong Kong, who created a display font in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Archer Lai

Archer Lai (Hong Kong, b. 1991) created the oriental simulation typeface Real Chinese in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Archetype
[Stephen Tsim]

Archetype is a digital type foundry based in Hong Kong. Its commercial fonts include Axit-Type, Eletro-Type, Geo-Type, Matrix-Type, Quadra-Type, Techno-Type, 6ixbaby (katakana), Aerobaby, Atticbaby, Chinesebaby, Saintbaby, Slimbaby. Several of these are pixel and techno fonts. Stunning web pages. The type founders are John Wu and Stephen Tsim. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ATypI 2012

ATypI 2012 was held at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hotel Icon in Kowloon from 10-14 October 2012. The conference was hosted by the School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The main organizer was Keith Tam.

Report by Luc Devroye. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Billy Cheung

Hong Kong-based graphic designer who created a Chinese typeface in 2012 that is based on the Latin typeface Krungthep.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bonnie Wong

During her studies at Savannah College of Art and Design, Bonnie Wong (Hong Kong) created the decorative caps typeface MyType (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carolina Bettencourt

Portuguese designer (b. 1986) who is based in Macau. Creator of the free script face Bettencourt (2012). Her display face Radius (2013) is also free.

Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CERG

"CERG_Chinese_Font" (2003, DynaComware Corp) is a free font downloadable at CERG, part of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. It has over 36,000 glyphs (!) and covers nearly every language, including, most importantly, Chinese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CHANT: Chinese Ancient Texts

At the Chinese University of Hong Kong: ICS1 (2003), ICS2 (2003), ICS3 (2003), ICS4 (2003), ICS5 (2003), ICS6 (2003), and ICS7 (2003), all copyright of CHANT, ICS, CUHK. These fonts have ancient symbols that are at the origin of various Chinese writing systems.

We also find information about the ancient Chinese scripts covering Jiaguwen, Jianbo, Jinwen, Pre-Han, Han, the six dynasties, and Leishu. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chavelli Tsui

Tsui is a graphic designer born and raised in Hong Kong who recently received her BFA in communication design from Carnegie-Mellon University. She spent a term at the Type @ Cooper program in 2012, where she designed the italic typeface Eikon. [Google] [More]  ⦿

China Type Designs Ltd.
[Ricky Chun]

Foundry based in Hong Kong, est. 1986. In September 2006, Monotype Imaging acquired China Type Design Limited. At that time, Ricky Chun was China Type's managing director. Monotype writes: China Type has been a long-time partner of Monotype Imaging, which previously held 20 percent ownership of the firm. Over a 20-year period, the companies have collaborated on a wide range of Asian font projects, with recent work involving typefaces for Hewlett-Packard XHTML-based inkjet printers shipping in Japan and China, and East Asian fonts for the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. [...] A recent collaboration involved the design and development of the Microsoft JhengHei typeface, a Traditional Chinese, OpenType-based typeface family, optimized with Microsoft's ClearType subpixel rendering technology for use in the Vista operating system. [...] China Type and Monotype Imaging have also recently completed work on a patent-pending technology involved in the ability to display scalable Simplified Chinese characters at small sizes (down to 14 pixels per em) with exceptional clarity on cell phones. The technology is available with the iType 3.0 font engine, the newest version of Monotype Imagings font rasterizer that enables the rapid display of scalable characters on memory-constrained devices. [...] As part of the China Type acquisition, Monotype Imaging has secured an exclusive relationship with Creative Calligraphy Center (CCC), a font production company in Zhuhai, China, with 30 production specialists. Ricky Chun began his career at China Type in 1992 as a developer of PostScript-compatible font programs and in-house production tools. Since then, Chun has held positions in sales, marketing, technical support and product development. Chun has worked with Monotype Imaging on various type production and development projects. Chun earned a masters degree in Australia. Linotype link where these fonts are sold: M Bei HK, M Bitmap Round HK, M Bitmap Square HK, M Comic HK, M Comic HKS, M Cute HK, M Cute HKS, M Dynasty HKS, M Dynasty HK, M Ellan HKS, M Ellan HK, M Elle HK, M Elle HKS, C Fang Song HKS, C Fang Song HK, M Gentle HK, M Gentle HKS, C Gu Li HK, C Gu Li HKS, C Gu Yin HK, C Gu Yin HKS, MHG Hagoromo T HK, C Hei HK, C Hei 2 HK, C Hei 3 HK, C Hei 3 HKS, M Hei HK, M Hei HKS, C Hei HKS, C Hei 2 HKS, M Hei Sung HKS, M Hei Sung HK, M Kai HK, M Kai HKS, C Kan HK, C Kan HKS, MHG Kyokashotai T HK, M Lady HK, M Lady HKS, CX Li HK, CX Li HKS, M Li HK, M Li HKS, M Ling Wai FHK, M Ling Wai P HK, M Marker HK, M Marker HKS, M Metallic Hei HKS, M Metallic Hei HK, CJ Ngai HK, CJ Ngai HKS, M Ngai HKS, M Ngai HK, C Ngan Kai HKS, C Ngan Kai HK, C Po 3 HK, C Po 3 HKS, C Po HK, C Po HKS, M Qing Hua HKS, M Qing Hua HK, M Razor HKS, M Razor HK, MHG Reithic T HK, C Song 3 HK, C Song 3 HKS, M Stiff Hei HKS, M Stiff Hei HK, M Stream HK, M Stream HKS, C Su HK, C Su HKS, M Sung Gold HKS, M Sung Gold HK, M Sung HK, M Sung HKS, C Wei Bei HKS, M Windy HK, M Windy HKS, C Xing HK, C Xing HKS, C Xing Kai HKS, C Xing Kai HK, CX Yao HKS, M Young HK, M Young HKS, M Yuen HKS, M Yuen HK, M Yuen, CO Yuen HKS, C Yuen HK, C Yuen, CO Yuen HK, CO Yuen, C Yuen 2 HKS, CO2 Yuen HKS, CO2 Yuen HK, C Yuen GB, C Yuen T GB, CO Yuen T GB, C Yuen GB5, CO Yuen GB5, M Yuppy HK, M Yuppy HKS. Here the S in HKS stands for simplified. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chin-chuan Cheng

Designer at the City University of Hong Kong of the phonetic font DOCIPA (1993) designed for the Dialects of China (DOC) database. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CUHK
[Gladys Tang]

A free phonetic font at CUHK (Chinese University of Hong Kong) called Handkey2002. The web site belongs to Professor Gladys Tang. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CUHK

Chinese font archive in Hong-Kong. Alternate URL. Included are BitstreamCyberCJK-Roman (1990-1998), a nearly full Unicode font, the NTU family (which comprises NTU_FS_M, NTU_KAI, NTU_LI_M, NTU_MB, NTU_MM, NTU_MR, NTU_TW), Siddam, TSC-FMing-S-TT, TSC-JSong-S-TT (both from Twinbridge Software), CWTEX-BB, CWTEX-F, CWTEX-K, CWTEX-M, CWTEX-R (all by Tsong-Min Wu, Tsong-Huey Wu and Wang Ming-Ter, 1999-2002), and the wcl family. In the Unicode subpage, we find the HZK series. Alternate URL. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Yuen

Hong Kong-based designer of Destruction Type (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danielle Huthart
[Pixelyn]

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DEMO Company
[Mak Sui Shing]

Mak Sui Shing (Hong Kong) created these freeware dingbat fonts in 2001-2002: CNg001, CNg002, CNg003, CNg004, CNg005, CNg009, ChopStick, DEMObeard, DEMObig5, DEMOcoins, DEMOflower, DEMOhorse, DEMOlantern, DEMOmusic, DEMOrose, DEMOstamp, DEMOsword, DEMOtree, DEMOwatch, DemoBun, DemoFood-2001, DemoXmas, cn12. Most of these fonts have Chinese symbols. He is working on Hand Signs, Doll Houses, Letter Flags and AZFonts (caps with embedded flowers). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denise Chan

Hong-Kong-based designer of Aerofoil (2007, calligraphic script), Ampersand (2005, handprinted) and Cataclysmic (2005, handwriting). Alternate URL. Yet another URL. She used Fontifier to create a handwriting face, Skribble (2004). See also here. Alternate URL. Klingspor link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dennis Kei Yip Poon

Born in Hong Kong in 1968, Dennis Poon was a designer in San Francisco and Stockholm. He currently works at Philips in Singapore. At the Typebox foundry, he designed TxElf (2002, blockish almost-bitmap font), TX Hex (2002) and TX Gitter (2001, a simplified Codex-like face).

FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Derek Lee

During his studies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, Derek Lee (Kwun Tong, Hong Kong) created an origami typeface for Chinese (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eda Sy

Kowloon, Hong Kong-based designer of Robo (2012, dot matrix typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emily Tang

Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong-based designer of The Font of Monsters (2014). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fong Yi Ching

Hong Kong-based creator of the Chinese typeface Lol (2013), which is based on emoji. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonts Preview
[Frank Fero]

Commercial Font preview extension for Adobe Flash and Illustrator, written by Frank Fero (Tuen Mun, Hong Kong). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fractal Font

Based on research by Professor Horace H.S. Ip and Dr. Helena T.F. Wong at the Department of Computer Science of the City University of Hong Kong, two approaches are followed for the generation of Chinese (and other) calligraphic fonts. In the first approach, a truetype font's features are detected using fractals, and this permits generation of characters using calligraphic pens. In a second approach, a (physical) brush model is able to capture the physical effects of the writing process due to brush geometry, brush orientations and motions, ink absorption and depositing by the brush hairs. Resulting papers:

  • Horace H S Ip, Helena T F Wong, Florence Y Mong, "Representing Oriental Handwritten Scripts Using Fractals", CPCOL, Computer Processing of Oriental Languages, Vol. 10, No. 1, June 1996, pp. 49-64.
  • Horace H S Ip, Helena T F Wong, "Generation of Brush Written Characters with fractal Characteristics from True-type Fonts", ICCPOL, 17th International Conference on Computer Processing of Oriental Languages, pp. 156-161, Hong Kong, April 2-4, 1997.
  • Horace H S Ip, Helena T F Wong, "Calligraphic Character Synthesis using Brush Model", CGI'97, Computer Graphics International conference, pp. 13-21, Hasselt-Diepenbeek, Belgium, June 23-27 1997.
  • Helena T. F. Wong, Horace H. S. Ip, "Automatic Synthesis of Image Details based on Multiresolution Coherence", The Visual Computer Vol. 13, pp. 412-423, 1997.
  • Helena T. F. Wong, Horace H. S. Ip, "Virtual Brush: A Model-Based Synthesis of Chinese Calligraphy ", Computers&Graphics, Vol.24, No.1, 2000.
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Frank Fero
[Fonts Preview]

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Freeman Lau

In 1991, Freeman Lau (b. Hong Kong, 1958) won the Bronze Prize at the annual Tokyo Type Designers Club competition for a symbol and logotype for Prime Publishing Co. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fridayfonts
[Pascal Glissmann]

Free font site, est. 2009. The fonts being displayed and introduced were developed by students in seminars and workshops offered by Pascal Glissmann at the Academy of Visual Arts Hong Kong and the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Fonts there from 2009

  • Yee Ting Cherry Chan: BambooConstruction.
  • Cherry and Liu Sze Wai: Cherrybomb.
  • Chan Ying: ChineseRadicals.
  • Yuki Leung Tsz Ning: ConstructionWithShadow.
  • Stephanie Ka Ying Lai: Crozline.
  • Cynthia Chan: Cubism.
  • Susie Law Wai Shan: ImbalanceSur.
  • by unknown: Impression
  • Siu Chi Ming and Eason: LightInk.
  • Siu Wing Lam: MTR.
  • Wong Hoi Ying: MobileCode.
  • Li Yan Yee: Neurons.
  • Liu Wing Yi: OldHongKong.
  • Wan Yee Kam: Potata.
  • Ruth Ng: RuthInk.
  • Aegina Kwan Ting Ho: SealScriptRoman.
  • Toby Cheung: Skin Seal.
  • Lung Yan Yu: Transbars.
  • Wian Wai Yan Lau: Unfold.
  • Sandee Tang: GeoGraphics.
  • Liu Shuj Yee: Blowing.
  • Mabel Pui man Choy: Burning.
  • Tsand Lai Yin: Buttons.
  • Carsten Goertz: Eurothai.
  • Chan Kam Kwan (Fanny): Flame.
  • Wong Kai Zen (Gemmy): hexyClover.
  • Annabellali: Ink.
  • Matina Long Ling Cheung: Matina.
  • Yuki Yi Pui Lee: MushroomFont.
  • Pascal Glissmann, Martina Hoefflin: Parasite.
  • Ting Hiu Nam: Staples.
  • Tinny Liu: Treeskin.
  • Ka Yee (Polly) Fung: Triangular.
  • Ng Siu Yin (Hilary): Triclips.
  • Ahyan: Vibrate.
  • Ka Man (Cindy) Tse: Circulia.
  • Ka Yan (Elaine) Ng: Bubblegum.
  • Lo Betty Wing Man: HongKongPattern.
  • Thomas Hawranke: Dickbine.
  • Ip Ka Wai (Maxwell): Impression.
  • Cheung Yung: Pain.
  • Yuen Man Li: Ink (grunge).

In 2010, new fonts were added. Here is a partial list:

In 2013, Glissmann moved to Parsons in New York City, where he continued the tradition of posting the student work. However, there are no more downloads, and links are not clickable. [Google] [More]  ⦿

GCCS supplement (to Big5)

Adds 3,049 characters to Big5's ~13,000, of which a good number are characters for words used in Cantonese, or characters used in person/place names in Hong Kong. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gladys Tang
[CUHK]

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H.A.

Hong-Kong based designer of the asymmetric-serifed face Architecture (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hill Wong

Hong Kong-based designer of the experimental typeface Hello Old Boy (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ho Tak Lam

Based in Aberdeen, Hong Kong, b. 1989. Student at City University of Hong Kong, graduation year 2013. Designer of TAK Enchanted (2008) and HT Skyline (2012, techno face).

Home page. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set-2001

The Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set-2001 offers a free full Chinese font: Ming(for-ISO10646) (by Arphic Technology). The site explains: "The Government has submitted the Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set (HKSCS) to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for inclusion in the ISO 10646 international coding standard." [Google] [More]  ⦿

HTML International

Japanese company specializing in Chinese character sets. You can download sample TrueType files (single byte). HTML International is the USA counterpart of Dynalab in Hong-Kong, Japan and Taiwan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Innoise Studio
[Jerry Luk]

Innoise Studio (Hong Kong) writes about itself: Innoise is a creative team founded by Jerry Luk in 2010, whom are specialized in creative projects including branding, art direction, graphic and motion design. Their counterless typeface First Night Bold (2013) was custom made for Total Media Production Co Ltd.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jack Lam

Jack Lam is from Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. He created the Itchy Curvy typeface in 2013 while studying at SCAD in Savannah, GA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jack Lee

Graphics and Media Design student at the London College of Communication, whi hails from Hong Kong. Home page of "Jack The Rabbit. Designer of the high contrast typeface Currency (2011) and the cubist artistic typeface Stab (2012).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jack Yan
[Jack Yan and Associates]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jack Yan and Associates
[Jack Yan]

Jack Yan (b. 1972, Hong-Kong) now lives in Wellington, New Zealand, where he founded Jack Yan and Associates (JY&A) in 1987, the first kiwi digital typefoundry. He designed over 100 typefaces, which mostly share calligraphic roots---his lower case f is like a signature Yan glyph. In 2013, he turned to politics and is running to become mayor of wellington.

He designed the extensive family Aetna, digitized based upon 16th century work by Francesco Griffo and Giovanni Antonio Tagliente. It is Yan's version of Bembo.

His other font families include Decennie Express Pro (2011, a sans companion for JY Décennie), Integrity JY (2002), Pinnacle JY (1995-1996, +Bold), Rebeca JY (1993), Tranquility (1994-1995) and Yan Series 333 (1987-1993). JY Koliba (by Jure Stojan, 2001) is a sans serif typeface family based on Slovenian architects' lettering of the 1940s. Other typefaces include Dandy JY (2012: Originally created for a theatre project at Massey University, Dandy is reminiscent of Pablo Ferro's hand-lettering), Comic Pro JY (1999, by Antonio Gonzalez de Santiago for Jack Yan), Novalis JY (2008, an anthroposophic family), Boum-Boum (2002) and Alia JY (2008-2009, an aldine serif family).

JY Pressly (2012, a serif family) was originally designed for Lucire, and destined for web and print use.

Arts and Crafts alphabet by JY&A.

Personal and political web site. Interview.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jason Kwan
[JKWAN Design]

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Jeanie Chong
[No More Bad Type]

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Jeff Schaap

Kowloon, Hing Kong-based creator of the typographic opera poster Carmen (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jerry Luk
[Innoise Studio]

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Jimmy Kam

Jimmy Kam Chi Ping (Hong Kong) created Tripod (2013), a caps typeface with letters in the shape of a tripod. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jimmy Kam

Graphic designer in Hong Kong who created the ornamental typeface Tripod (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

JKWAN Design
[Jason Kwan]

Graphic designer in Hong Kong who studied at Hong Kong Polytechnic. Creator of the modern Chinese typeface GAAHK (2010). For this custom almost-octagonal typeface, he was advised by Lam Kwai Ming.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joe Chau

Hong Kong-based designer of the free geometric sans typeface Rajoe (2014) and of Mens Romance (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johan Hovgaard Simonsen

Wan Chai, Hong Kong-based designer. He used geometric principles to create his logotype JHS (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Wu

Hong Kong-based designer who co-founded Archetype with Stephen Tsim. He designed some of the Archetype fonts, which comprise Axit-Type, Eletro-Type, Geo-Type, Matrix-Type, Quadra-Type, Techno-Type, 6ixbaby (katakana), Aerobaby, Atticbaby, Chinesebaby, Saintbaby, Slimbaby. In 2010, he created a revival of Robert Trogman's letraset hit font Yagi, called Yagitype. Axitype (2010) is a further derivation of this font. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Joshua1985

Hong-Kong-based designer (b. 1985) of Death Font (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joyce Li Yan Yee

Design student in Hong Kong in 2009. Creator of the hyper-experimental typeface Neurons (2009, Friday Fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julius Hui

His Chinese name is Hon Man Hui. Type designer in Hong Kong who created the Chinese font Xin Gothic (2011, VM Type), art directed by Sammy Or. He also entered the Sixth Founder Type Awards for Chinese Typeface Design in 2011 with a Chinese Fangsong style typeface. Presently he works at the Hong Kong branch of Dalton Maag as type designer.

Typecache link. Buy Xin Gothic here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kacy Choi

Hong Kong-based designer of the experimental typeface Waiting (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kat J. Weiss

Hong Kong-based designer of the didone typeface Paolini (2013). Cargo Collecrtive link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Keith Chi-Hang Tam
[Keith Tam Typography]

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Keith Tam Typography
[Keith Chi-Hang Tam]

Keith Tam is a graphic designer and type designer born in Hong kong who has lived and worked in the UK and in Vancouver, Canada. He received his MA in Typeface Design at the Department of Typography&Graphic Communication at the University of Reading in 2002. Presently, he teaches art the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In 2005, along with Michail Semoglou, Keith co-founded Type Initiative, a type foundry and design collective. Currently, he is Assistant Professor in the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His fonts include Arrival (2005: a font developed during his graduate studies at Reading for reading signs from afar or while driving) and DGSans. Arrival can be bought at Incubator / Village.

He started a discussion on why people pick certain typefaces:

  • legibility
  • prevailing trend/fashion
  • personal taste client's wishes/preferences
  • historical context (reflecting the time and place of the content)
  • context of use (kind of paper, method of printing, etc)
  • stereotypes (established conventions, e.g. script type for wedding invitation)
  • uniqueness (in terms of distinguishing from others)
He also wrote articles on the slab serif in the 20th century, and the sans serif in the 20th century. At ATypI 2007 in Brighton, he spoke on Typographic bilingualism: a framework for the co-existence of Chinese and English texts. At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he spoke about issues in Chinese text design.

Main organizer of ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Kenneth Kwok

Based in Hong Kong, Kenneth Kwok is the Chief Designer and Director of The Creative Calligraphic Centre. He has been working on type design, particularly ideographic design from ca. 1970 until now. He designed many successful typefaces for Sha-Ken and Monotype Imaging such as ZhongYi, Elle, Ellan, and StiffHei.

Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Ideographic type design and production. In this talk, he explained the following claim: Some of the many challenges of designing and producing a CJK ideographic font is to maintain consistency and tranquility. His talk was forceful and convincing. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lee Yap Yan

Design student in Hong Kong in 2009. Creator of the modular typeface Vibrate (2009, Friday Fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leung Ka Ying Bonnie

Aberdeen, Hong Kong-based designer of Book Type (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lololololu

Hong-Kong-based typographer and web designer who created an experimental font based on an action film. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mak Sui Shing
[DEMO Company]

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Man Chung Lee
[Shellmoonsite]

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Marica
[Miphol Studio]

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Mariko Takagi

From her CV: Having lived and worked as a half-Japanese and half-German in Germany for a long time, the focus of my artworks was to create books about Japanese culture. The intention of writing and designing books about Japanese topics was to make German readers curious about the strange and foreign culture and to give them insights into it. In the last eleven years I have published six books talking about Japanese culture. Since 1998, I ran my own design office with a focus on corporate design, corporate publishing and catalogue design. Since 2002 I was teaching at several Universities in Germany. Moving to Hong Kong and teaching as an assistant professor at the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) since 2010 gives me new influences and inspiration for starting research projects focused on Chinese typography. My background of teaching typography as well as graphic design in Germany over eight years gives me the necessary background for starting a research project not only to learn more about my new cultural environment, but also to make the Hong Kong design culture more visible to international audiences.

At Typography Day 2012 she spoke on Typographic Culture of Hong Kong.

Speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong: Typography between Chinese complex characters and Latin letters. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam: Hanzigraphy. In the latter talk, she deals with the problem of the joint use of latin and Chinese on pages. The research project Hanzi-Graphy: Typographic translation between Latin letters and Chinese characters will be published late in 2013 by a publisher in Hong Kong. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mary Wong

In a nice example of icon design, Hong Kong-based Mary Wong created a set of icons, called All About Mary (2013), using only the letters M, A, R and Y in each glyph. Creator of GYshufa (2013), an oriental simulation typeface. GYshufa stands for Guang Ying Shufa. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michelle Sjoberg

Michelle Sjoberg (b. 1987) has lived and worked in Hong Kong, DSweden and New York City. Currently located in New York, she created the modular typeface Tic Tac (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miphol Studio
[Marica]

ShenZhen/Hong Kong-based photographer, b. 1989, who currently lives in Miami, FL. Alternate URL. Miphol Studio is related to Marica Typographic Design Studio, run by Marica. Creator of the elegant hairline sans family ULT Sans (2007). She says that, inspired by FF Milo and Stainless, it took her over two weeks of straight work just to get the beta out. She also made the squarish stencil face SquareX (2008), the mechanical face Incognita (2008), and the semi-serif face ChanorSans (2008). Her latest: the gorgeous constructivist-marries-didone headline face Modern 9, and Melor (2008, a simple sans family in two styles done for Miphol Studio). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Neville Lam

Neville Lam (Kowloon) created the ornamental caps typeface 3BAL (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ng Yee Man Lovi

Hong Kong-based designer. A school project for an imaginary lifestyle store Bisou Bisou in 2012 led her to develop a typeface and create some interesting rococo typographic pieces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nikki Louise Palomaria

Wan Chai, Hong Kong-based graphic designer who created the dot matrix typeface Mercury (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

No More Bad Type
[Jeanie Chong]

Jeanie Chong (b. Hong Kong) graduated from Otis College of Art and Design and now lives in Los Angeles (since 2007) where she is a graphic designer, and started No More Bad Type.

Creator of the thin face Steno (2010-2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oiki Yeung

Hong Kong-based designer of Tambourine (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pascal Glissmann
[Fridayfonts]

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Pedro Tunho

Pedro Tunho was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Macau and Taiwan. Now based in Macau, he created a cool display typeface called Half (2012) for the identity of Half Hlaf. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Kin-Fan Lo

Type designer (b. Hong Kong, 1966) of the multiple stroke handwriting face Flurry (1999, Garagefonts) and of Linotype Ancient Chinese (1997, dingbats of Chinese heads). MyFonts link. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Pik Chu Ahmetaj

Pik Chu Ahmetaj (b. Hong Kong) studied at Tompkins Cortand Community College Upstate NY, and at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Her decorative caps Garden typeface (2013) is based on Century Gothic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

PinkLab
[Pinky Leung]

PinkLab is a Hong Kong-based creative studio, founded by Pinky Leung (b. Hong Kong), who has a BA in graphic design from Middlesex University, UK. In 2011, he designed the experimental face Plastic Bag. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pinky Leung
[PinkLab]

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Pixelyn
[Danielle Huthart]

Pixelyn stands for "Pixels in Brooklyn". Until its web site disappeared, it offered free (Mac) truetype pixel fonts for small sizes on screen, designed by Danielle Huthart in 2001. The fonts: Standard, Lilany, Bless, Pixelyn, Pixelyn Outline, Opshift, Demtrek, Fuseseven, Transfer Regular, Transfer Scripty, Gala, Icon Bit One, Icon Bit Two. It was located in Hong Kong.

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Pop and Zebra

Boutique design studio in Hong Kong that created the decorative typeface Elefont (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Popcornmi mi

Designer from Kowloon, Hong-Kong. At Behance, one can view hs peace silhouette alphabet Love and War (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricky Chun
[China Type Designs Ltd.]

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Robert Carlson

Download Borjagan Book (1997), a Mongolian language font by Robert Carlson from Hong Kong. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sammy Or

Chinese type designer who created the sans face Xin Gothic (2011) that covers both Chinese and Latin. This clean and crisp typeface, typical of the Sammy Or style, is ideal for wayfinding and is also being used in e-books.

He created tens of CJK typefaces but is most proud of his first designs, Li Gothic (Li Hei) and Li Song, from the early eighties, which are still used in Apple products today, and Zhaujinti. Zhaujinti is Sammy's re-interpretation of Song emperor Huizong's Zhaujiin calligraphic style. Its strokes are thin and mannered. Matthew Carter designed matching Latin and Osamu Torinoumi (Jiyokobo) created gorgeous kana characters for it.

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His CV at VM Type: A seasoned typeface designer, Sammy Or's career spans 30 years. He is one of the most prolific and important designers of contemporary Chinese typefaces. With a solid grounding in traditional Chinese calligraphy as well as thorough knowledge in current font technologies, Or's typefaces are amongst the most widely used in the Chinese-speaking world today. Or began his work in typeface design as a Sign Systems Designer for the Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTR) in Hong Kong in the 1980s. At MTR, Or participated in the development of a corporate typeface for its wayfinding system, which is still in current use. Subsequently, he was employed by the Hong Kong branch of the Monotype Corporation as Type Manager and Chief Typographer. While at Monotype, Or developed over twenty Chinese typefaces, including the first Chinese digital LaserCom fonts for the Hong Kong Government's Printing Department. The Monotype Sung and Hei families---typefaces of choice for numerous publications as well as the Hong Kong Government---are also his designs. In 1989, Or founded TTL Technology Limited. LiSung and LiGothic were the first Chinese outline (Postscript) fonts designed and developed for Apple Computers. These remain system fonts in the Macintosh operating system to this day. He also designed and marketed the popular 'Li' family of over thirty typefaces. In 1992, Or assumed the position of Vice-president and Chief Font Designer of DynaLab Inc., a preeminent font manufacturer in Asia. Or has also been a project-based development consultant for Bitstream Inc. for several years, designing CJK stroke-based technologies for international fonts. He is also a guest lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Keynote speaker at ATypI 2012 in Hong Kong. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samuel Khiatani

Based in Tai Wo, Hong Kong, Samuel Khiatani drew GrungeVetica in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shellmoonsite
[Man Chung Lee]

Man Chung Lee's site. Born in Hong Kong in 1976, he studied multimedia in Vancouver in 1999. Presently, he is the Creative Art Director of CREAM, Hong Kong's culture and art magazine. He created some free fonts such as the experimental AreaLINEe (2001) and AreaOUTLINEe (2001). URL for his free fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sin Wing Yan

Tai Po, Hong Kong-based designer of the puffy cloud typeface Daydream (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stelia Leung

Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong-based designer of the striped typeface Corrugated (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephanie Yung

At SCAD in Hong Kong, Stephanie Yung designed the Peignotian typeface Delight (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephen Tsim
[Archetype]

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Takahiro Kurihara

Hong Kong-based designer (b. Japan) of some unnamed poster alphabets in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Wong

Hong Kong-based graphic designer who made the condensed modular typeface Genesis (2012).

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Tom C. Lai

Three phonetic truetype fonts: SILDoulosIPA, SILManuscriptIPA, SILSophiaIPA.

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Tom Chiu

Australia-based Tom Chiu is working hard on Chinese and Korean truetype fonts. Some are almost finished, and all are free: check out Ming Li, Kai, Hei and FangSong. He designed FingerNumber (each digit from 0-8 is represented by fingers, Hong Kong Style), MimosaRat (rat-related characters) and TomScript (his handwriting). The Chinese fonts are temporarily unavailable. He also has software to view Chinese characters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tony Leung

Kowloon-based designer of the Chinese Fighting Font (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Toto Ng

Toto Ng (b. 1993, Hong Kong) studied in Seattle in 2014. Pastas (2014) is a display typeface designed during Toto's studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tsang Kin-Wah

Hong Kong-based typographic poster artist and designer. Check for example, his "love poster". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wai Wong

From the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Wai Wong is the keynote speaker at TUG 2005: Typesetting Chinese: a personal perspective. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wai Yeung

Graphic designer in Hong Kong who created the bullet holed typeface Element in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yip Sheung Yu

Hong Kong-based creator of the experimental Chinese typeface Rolling Eyes (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿