Synoptic Office will introduce their recently launched Chinese Type Archive, a volunteer-run, open data resource aiming to help designers looking to use Chinese typography in their work.
The archive uses a broad collections approach with the aim of capturing design history and fostering the dialogue, use, and evolution of Chinese typography in a globalized context. Because many historic Chinese typefaces were un-named or named after the printer, the archive includes conventional names and more importantly, stable identifiers to help designers differentiate and use them with more ease. The archive also includes links to resources in libraries and a growing database of evolving typographic concepts.
This presentation serves as both an introduction and an invitation to the global type community to participate in the dialog around Chinese type.
- Caspar Lam
- YuJune Park
- Mac Wang
- Stephanie Winarto