Friday, 4 November 2011
Font Aid "Made for Japan" font is – finally! – available. All the proceeds from the font (you can buy it from and see the whole font at My Fonts, for example) go to post-quake medical charities (such as Second Hand which is an international Japanese charity now working in the tsunami-hit area). The glyphs were designed and donated for free by designers from 45 countries. It started back in March and members of the Society of Typographic Aficionados has since been assembling all the submissions into the single font with about 450 glyphs. Better late than never – and medical and reconstruction aid is still important 6 months later. My glyph was based on a photo I took of a school sports day cheerleader's shout – a concept of "gambarou" and ouen (support).