Tom Grace

Tom Grace

Tom Grace, a native of Boston, previously earned a degree in physiology and gained practical experience in information technology before turning his sights to typography. He then studied formally at the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Reading.

For more than a decade Tom works as an independent lettering designer and font developer whose skill and experience span both the aesthetic and technical aspects of digital lettering and typography. He creates custom lettering and typefaces, retail fonts, and adapts existing designs for specialized roles (eg. reading on-screen). His versatility and emphasis on collaboration lets him work closely with many of the world's most prominent typeface design studios, and their work has received awards for excellence. He has lectured on typeface design and participated in type design workshops.

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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