Dainippon Type Organization
Formed by Hidechika and Tetsuya Tsukada in 1993. Dainippon Type Organization is
an experimental typography group that seeks new concepts in type design by disarticulating,
combining and reconfiguring the existing written components of Japanese characters and kana,
alphabet letters, etc. They have held their own exhibitions in London, Barcelona and Tokyo,
and participated in group exhibitions worldwide.
In 2012, together with Masahiko Furukata they mounted the exhibition “Design Letter Yourself,
with Algorithmic Thinking” at National Museum of Emerging Science and innovation in Tokyo.
In 2013 they received a Tokyo Type Directors Club(TDC) Award for their research and development,
in collaboration with Yokokaku(as the Shinsekai Type Study Group), of “new”kana written horizontally.
In 2014, they launched type.center, website (http://type.center)
“ of letters, by letters, and for letters.”
In 2015 they mounted the exhibition“dʒi dʒi dʒi Dainippon Type Organization,” at Tokyo Ginza.
An exhibition all about dʒi – in Japanese, 字, pronounced “ji,” meaning character or kana or letter of an alphabet.
The major publications are “TYPE CARD PLAY BOOK”(ACTOR in Barcelona)
“Dainipponji”(Seibundo Shinkosha in Tokyo)