Higumin, a Fairy-Tale Typeface by Ryoko Nishizuka | Adobe Creative Cloud

Higumin, a Fairy-Tale Typeface by Ryoko Nishizuka | Adobe Creative Cloud

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Traditionally, Japanese typefaces are square. Free-form handwritten characters evolved into their current monospaced configuration for the sake of efficiency and legibility. The continuing appeal of free-form handwriting, though, encourages type designers to break the square mold and draw looser, more organic characters. An unprecedented expression of this longing for typographic freedom is Higumin, the result of a unique collaboration between Adobe Principal Designer Ryoko Nishizuka—author of the award-winning Kazuraki, the first fully proportional OpenType Japanese font—and famous Japanese painter and illustrator Yuko Higuchi.

Check out Higumin: https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/higumin
Check out Kazuraki: https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/kazuraki-sp2n
Learn more about Ryoko Nishizuka: https://fonts.adobe.com/designers/ryoko-nishizuka
Learn more about Yuko Higuchi: http://higuchiyuko.com/

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