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Meet Phrases of Kind, a multilingual on-line encyclopedia for typographic terminology.

The WoT venture, at the moment in growth, is the brainchild of Lisa Huang, a French and Chinese language typeface designer specializing in Latin and Hanzi (Chinese language) scripts. Her typography experience comes from her research at Kind@Cooper in New York, Kind Paris, and TypeMedia in The Hague.

Huang began Phrases of Kind to disseminate and share typographic information throughout cultures higher and to nurture the worldwide sort design group. Working with a staff of language specialists, illustrators, net designers, photographers, and graphic designers, Huang hopes to deliver the Phrases of Kind to life as a precious and accessible useful resource for individuals who work with typography.

Illustrations by Erik van Blokland
Illustrations by James Graham
Illustrations by Tezzo Suzuki

Huang additionally created a customized typeface for WoT. In line with the reference theme, Scholar Spherical is simple to learn and digest, and closely influenced by the rounded typefaces utilized in faculty books.

The venture launched a Kickstarter marketing campaign (lately ended) however has additionally discovered companions in firms and sort foundries to assist fund the event effort. The web reference’s preliminary part may have 200 phrases and be out there in English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese language, Japanese, and Korean, with extra languages deliberate. Take a look at the Phrases of Kind web site to preview what’s to come back.

Whereas Huang is aware of that Phrases of Kind is way from THE solely typographic supply on the market, Huang hopes that WoT turns into a favourite sidekick for typography college students and academics, skilled designers, and sort lovers.

Find out about Huang’s work on her web site or Instagram (@hellolisahuang). To learn extra about Phrases of Kind, It’s Good That has a considerate interview with Huang concerning the venture.



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