Just Another Foundry




Founded in 2004, Just Another Foundry specializes in the design and production of text and display fonts for print and for screen. The foundry is run by Tim Ahrens and Shoko Mugikura.

Tim has a degree in architecture from the University of Karlsruhe (Germany), and holds an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading (UK). His first type design, Aroma, was published in 2000 by Linotype. He is also known for his programming projects such as the Font Remix Tools, and research and writing about font related matters. He has given talks at ATypI conferences, Robothon, Typo CPH Copenhagen, Munich Webfontday, Raabs Symposion and Typo Berlin. Tim is also a specialist in digital font technology, and has been collaborating with a number of type designers and distributors including FontFont, Typekit, Type Together and Gerard Unger.

Shoko studied Visual Communication Design in her native country Japan at Musashino Art University, then gained an MA in Book Design from the University of Reading (UK). She has been working as a typo/graphic designer since 2005; her recent work includes a book design for Hyphen Press. Her special interest is the historical development of multi-script (Japanese and Latin) typography, on which she has spoken at the ICHILL5 (Oxford University) and ATypI 2010 in Dublin. She joined Just Another Foundry in spring 2010.

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