Japan Borrows Hipster Typography From Their Local Signs

Japan Borrows Hipster Typography From Their Local Signs
Design

Japan's "noramoji," or stray text, has a special significance for a small group of fontmakers.

Rachel Pincus
  • 9 december 2013

Most of our U.S. readers are probably familiar with designers’ escalating love affair with vintage hand-painted signs. It’s now gotten to the point where the hand-painted look has become practically endemic to parts of Williamsburg. Do other countries love their handmade typefaces just as much? Apparently, Japan does.

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