Japan Borrows Hipster Typography From Their Local Signs
Japan's "noramoji," or stray text, has a special significance for a small group of fontmakers.
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.