Ryota Doi, Type Designer, specializes in designing Japanese typefaces

Ryota doi

Ryota Doi is a type designer for Monotype. Ryota first became interested in type as a design student while at university in Japan.

After receiving his BA in design from Tokyo University of the Arts, he enrolled in the MA typeface design program at the prestigious University of Reading, where he studied the differences between Japanese and Latin type. He specializes in designing Japanese typefaces that correspond to Latin counterparts, and vice versa.

Ryota helped design the popular Tazugane Gothic and Tazugane Info typefaces, which have been used by dozens of brands to express brand messages in Japanese and Latin languages.

Tazugane™ Gothic

Tazugane™ Gothic|

In his words

"Collaborating with others from around the globe often gives me a chance to acknowledge and appreciate cultural differences. The process of creating new typefaces in such a collaborative environment is not only enjoyable, but an extraordinary learning opportunity for me."