Tazugane™ Gothic

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What is the Tazugane™ Gothic font?

The Tazugane Gothic typeface family is the first original Japanese typeface created by Monotype. Designed by Akira Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Yamada and Ryota Doi of the Monotype Studio, the Tazugane Gothic typeface offers ten weights and was developed to complement the classic Latin typeface, [/fonts/linotype/neue-frutiger/ Neue Frutiger]. The design of the Tazugane Gothic typeface balances an original, humanistic style with elements of traditional Japanese handwriting. The two typefaces work together in a natural, seamless and adaptable manner so that Japanese and Latin texts can be used side-by-side for a wide range of applications, including in magazines, books and other print media; on digital devices; in branding and corporate identity systems; and in signage for buildings, highways and mass transit. More…
The inspiration for the Tazugane Gothic typeface is as elegant as its design. Since antiquity, cranes have been regarded in East Asia as auspicious birds for their noble appearance and elegance in flight. The typeface is named Tazugane Gothic in honor of the longevity of the crane, with the goal that it will be used for many years to come.
The combination of the Tazugane Gothic typefaces’ traditional and humanistic elements, along with its intended ability to complement popular Latin typefaces, makes it one of the most uniquely flexible designs for applications where Japanese and Latin texts can be used together. The typeface family was created to have wide appeal, with a pleasing and consistent experience for readers, for use on screen, in print, in signage, packaging and advertising.
Tazugane Gothic has 10 weights. The Light, Book, Regular, Medium and Bold weights are considered best for text sizes. The Ultra Light, Thin, Heavy, Black and Extra Black weights are recommended for headline sizes.

Tazugane™ Gothic Font families

The Tazugane™ Gothic includes the following font families:

  • Tazugane Gothic Ultra Light
  • Tazugane Gothic Thin
  • Tazugane Gothic Light
  • Tazugane Gothic Book
  • Tazugane Gothic Regular
  • Tazugane Gothic Medium
  • Tazugane Gothic Bold
  • Tazugane Gothic Heavy
  • Tazugane Gothic Black
  • Tazugane Gothic Extra Black

Tazugane™ Gothic Preview

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Is Tazugane™ Gothic A free font? Is Tazugane™ Gothic Free to Download?

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