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PROGRAM UPDATE: Working with two type legends, Hermann Zapf and Adrian Frutiger
How they changed my life and how I changed theirs

Akira Kobayashi

Session A14 | Palace A
Saturday 20 September | 17:20 – 18:10

Theme Personalities | Duration: 50 minutes

Linotype type director talks about his work with Hermann Zapf and Adrian Frutiger

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Akira Kobayashi

Type Director Linotype GmbH | Japan / Germany

Studied at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo, and later followed this up with a calligraphy course at the London College of Printing. Since May 2001 Type Director at Linotype Library GmbH. Kobayashi has recently completed the Neue Frutige type family with close collaboration with the original designer Adrian Frutiger. Awards: Best of Category and Best of Show for the Clifford typeface in the 1998 U&lc magazine type design competition. 1st prize, text category for the Conrad typeface in Linotype Library's 3rd International Digital Type Design Contest. In the Type Directors Club's type design competitions of 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2007--for ITC Woodland, ITC Japanese Garden and ITC Silvermoon, FF Clifford, Linotype Conrad, and Palatino Sans respectively.

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