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NORAMOJI Project (fonts based on shop signs)

Postby celticflower » Wed 12.04.2013 12:50 pm

Hello,

I came across this on Twitter and thought some of you might be interested. Maybe this post should be in the culture section? Not sure. :think:

The NORAMOJI project is the creation of fonts to preserve the unusual style of old town Japanese shop signs. You can download them for a small donation, some of which goes to the shopkeepers, and you can try the fonts out on the home page, it will show you the result in a photo of the shop (inside the sign).

We can find a lot of font in old towns. Those may not be so sophisticated but has unique charm. In this project, we named such characters “NORAMOJI”. We aim to “Find > Analyze > Reproduce them.


Links:
http://noramoji.jp/
http://noramoji.jp/about (there’s a video on this page)

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