Picture an industrial strength typeface like the Isonorm™ design. Now blend this with an organic design like the Cooper Black™ typeface. It was the idea of the fusion of these two design concepts that inspired Kobayashi to draw Akko.
"My initial idea was to create a san serif type with a 'soft-focus' effect", says Kobayashi. "From here, the design evolved into two families, the robust and structured san serif Akko, and soft and friendly, Akko Rounded."