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Kuzushiji recognition with AI 

Kuzushiji recognition with AI 

Dr. Tarin Clanuwat – a young scholar from Thailand, specialized in Japanese medieval literature – has developed an AI-based character recognition system, which magically transcribes pre-modern Japanese characters into modern Japanese.
Nebiolo typefaces in search of an author

Nebiolo typefaces in search of an author

An analysis of the archive material that survived after Nebiolo’s shutdown makes it possible to identify more precisely the role played by Studio Artistico’s director Alessandro Butti, Novarese’s predecessor, in creating Nebiolo typefaces. The case of the photo in the type specimen book PC 570.
Unveiling Nebiolo’s history

Unveiling Nebiolo’s history

Renowned for its last art director Aldo Novarese and some of its iconic typefaces, from Neon to Eurostile, since its closure in 1978 a history of the Società Nebiolo is largely still to be written. The Nebiolo History Project is a team effort to investigate the outstanding legacy of what was Italy’s greatest type foundry, with the aim of publishing an exhaustive monograph. In September 2021 an international symposium was held in Turin, focusing on its history and relevance.
Archiving Resistance

Archiving Resistance

An archive that documents the intersection between the Little Magazine Movement and the Dalit Panther Movement while exploring different ways to make that material accessible to a wider audience.
Introducing Fontstand News

Introducing Fontstand News

At a time when meaningful online discussion is becoming rarer, and traditional print publications are disappearing, Fontstand is launching a new publishing platform to promote in-depth debate about type.