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Razmadze Akaki

Razmadze Akaki

Akaki Razmadze is from Tbilisi, Georgia. He graduated Graphics at Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (Tbilisi, Georgia) during 2010–2014. Since 2014, Akaki is a Masterslevel student of Communication Design at Trier University of Applied Sciences (Trier, Germany).

During his studies, he completed an internship at Monotype (Bad Homburg, Germany), where he worked to develop Georgian versions of various Monotype’s typefaces; among them were Helvetica®, FF Meta®.

Several Georgian typefaces designed by him, which are distributed for free, are very popular in Georgia. His first typeface Archy can be found on book covers, posters, TV programs, various advertisements and so on.

Akira Kobayashi

Akira Kobayashi

Studied at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Akira Kobayashi began his career as a type designer at Sha-Ken Co., Ltd. in 1983. After working for six years at Sha-Ken, he went to London in 1989 to study calligraphy and typography. On his return to Japan in 1990, he entered Jiyu-Kobo, Ltd. and engaged in designing and digitizing the Japanese fonts Hiragino Mincho and Hiragino Gothic until 1993. From 1993 to 1997 he worked for TypeBank Co., Ltd., where he designed Latin typefaces to accompany the foundry’s digital Japanese fonts. From 1997 to 2001 he worked as a freelance designer and won...
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