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Wordshape

Wordshape is our hybrid type foundry, publishing entity, distributor of the Japanese graphic design magazine IDEA /アイデア and related Japanese graphic design books, and software company.

Wordshape is our hybrid type foundry, publishing entity, distributor of the Japanese graphic design magazine IDEA /アイデア and related Japanese graphic design books, and a software company that makes Kimbo, a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator.

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When I was a teenager in the late 1980s, I would order punk and hardcore 7” records and zines through the mail, and the most magical days were when the mail would come bearing hand-addressed packages filled with the sounds and texts that would largely help define my life. In the late 1990s, I become enthralled with type design and delight in the designs brought forth into the world by individuals who had the same pioneering spirit.

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Wordshape is the synthesis of these loves: of writing, of publishing, of making meaning, and of sharing.

Check out our publications, typefaces, and software here: http://wordshape.com