Type Project is a respected small type foundry in Tokyo, best known for their extensive AXIS family, which was the first multi-width Japanese typeface, originally designed for a bilingual magazine in Japan. They launched their first adjustable typeface famly in 2013, allowing users to select exactly the right weight and contrast combination from their TP Mincho family (equivalent to a serif typeface in Latin), from a range of 51 weights and 21 levels of contrast. This was further enhanced by the introduction of the FitFont service in April 2015, using this fine level of control to allow users to precisely match the feel of a wide range of Latin typefaces. We have entered into an agreement to allow Type Project to distribute a selection of families from our library as part of their FitFont service. Families for both text and display use are included: Austin, Caponi, Dala Floda, Guardian Egyptian, Lyon, Publico, and Stag are available.
Type Project has just made their AXIS family available with the FitFont system as well, with 51 weight levels and 21 width levels. Their online interface makes it easy to adjust weight and width of the Japanese character set, and scale and baseline for the Latin, for a seamless combination. Atlas Grotesk, Darby Sans, Duplicate Sans, Graphik, Guardian Sans Headline (in all 4 widths) and Text, and Stag Sans are all available for pairing with AXIS.
Type Project has also licensed some of our collections with both sans and serif families, allowing for even more flexible multilingual typography. Duplicate, Graphik/Produkt, Guardian, and Stag are available with both TP Mincho and AXIS Font. All families are available for desktop, mobile app, and web licensing.
We think FitFont is a very impressive system, and we expect that it will make it much easier for publications and corporations to find the right multilingual typographic voice. We are delighted to be part of this cross-cultural collaboration, with Japanese and Latin-based type designers each concentrating on what they do best.
Learn more, try the system out, and license combined fonts at Type Project's site: