Dharma Type is a project to offer exclusive fonts designed by Ryoichi Tsunekawa for all designers in the world started from 2005.
The design style is very wide-ranging from retro and classic to experimental and futuristic, from formal to informal because the direction of the project is to fill the small niche of design demand.
So far, Dharma Type released about a hundred of latin typefaces including Bebas Neue (free open sourced font) and many of their fonts have been featured in various publications and used in various media such as movie titles(e.g. La la land), brand logos, and posters.
Ryoichi Tsunekawa (born in 1978) is the director and type designer of Dharma Type established in 2005 in Japan.
He studied architecture and engineering at the Nagoya University.
Since his college days, he took an interest in fonts especially the relations between type face design and historical design trend such like De Stijl, Arts and Craft, ArtDeco, Modernism and Bauhaus.
After graduating with an MA, He worked in Tokyo as an Architectural engineer (designing structural frame, analysis the bearing force…) for several years. After that, after a lag period of freelance graphic designer to be more exact, he established his own type foundry Dharma Type.