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24th October 2020: Aurobind Patel in conversation with Eiichi Kono

Typography Society of India Online Lecture Series. Talk No: 8 Font Design through the ages: a look at pre and post digital era of font design process Aurobind Patel in conversation with noted Japanese Typographer and scholar Eiichi Kono Date: 24th October 2020,  Time: 5:00 pm Recording of the talk is available at: About the speakers: Eiichi Kono   Born in Japan in 1941, Eiichi Kono began his working life in the photo optical industry in Tokyo with Carl Zeiss, and became fascinated by the universality of the Latin alphabet. This brought him to UK in 1974 to learn typographic design at the London College of Printing, and on to the Royal College of Art.  He redesigned the London Underground's iconic typeface, Johnston Sans for text setting as well as display use in 1979, now known as New Johnston. He carried out a feasibility study for space saving and legibility for BT telephone directory in 1984, resulting in substantial cost savings; 3