An appetizing font family

with 3 states of being

DESIGNED BY AKIRA KOBAYASHI

Between 1

Between 1

egg

Technical and modern
Between 1 is geometric and modern, ideal for technological brands needing a human face.

Between 2

Between 2

egg

Organic and Friendly
Between 2 is round and easy to read, a versatile font for friendly brands, in print or online.

Between 3

Between 3

egg

Cheerful and dynamic
Between 3 has a lively, handwritten feel, perfect for artisan brands and natural products.

The Between typeface is a delicious typographic concoction: one sans-serif typeface, expertly poached, boiled and scrambled into three new and unique styles by master type chef Akira Kobayashi.

It started with the one in the middle. Between 2 strikes a balance between crisp and highly legible on one hand and organic and friendly on the other. Between 1 pushes towards the more technical and modern, while Between 3 goes the other way, with a lively, handwritten feel. The variations are subtle but telling. All three share the same cap height and x-height, and many letterforms - there’s a fluidity between them. But certain characters, like core components of a dish, make all the difference. Extract the ‘e’s and ‘g’s, for example, and it’s easy to see what the key ingredients are.

So get cooking with Between 1, 2 and 3, each in eight weights plus italics, and create something eggs-traordinary.

  • thin
  • thin italic
  • extra light
  • extra light italic
  • light
  • light italic
  • regular
  • regular italic
  • medium
  • medium italic
  • bold
  • bold italic
  • heavy
  • heavy italic
  • black
  • black italic
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Akira Kobayashi

Meet the Chef

Akira Kobayashi

With a background in art and calligraphy, Akira has designed several award-winning typefaces, typically Latin fonts, though he studied and began his type design career in his native Japan. He worked in Japan at Sha-ken, Jiyu-kobo, TypeBank and taught at Nihon Designer Gakuin before becoming Monotype’s Type Director in Germany. In addition to designing retail fonts, Akira has led important custom font projects for Sony and UBS.

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