johnson banks: phonetikana
johnson banks: phonetikana
oct 09, 2009

johnson banks: phonetikana

driven by trips to japan and continual frustration at being unable to read the language, michael johnson and his team at johnson banks have been trying to design a katakana typeface that has english phonetic sounds embedded: ‘phonetikana’.

johnson banks: phonetikana characters from the phonetikana typeface

johnson banks: phonetikana

for example, UNIQLO in japanese is pronounced ‘yoo nee koo roh’ above are the four characters in phonetikana.

johnson banks: phonetikana

this is how ‘michael’ would look in the typeface.

johnson banks: phonetikana ‘big apple’

johnson banks: phonetikana ‘cheese’

johnson banks: phonetikana

‘doki doki’ (japanese for the ‘sound of my beating heart’)

johnson banks: phonetikana

‘baa + moo’

johnson banks: phonetikana ‘big in japan’

johnson banks: phonetikana ‘nee-koh’ – japanese for ‘smile’

johnson banks: phonetikana

‘koo-roo’ – japanese for the sound of something spinning

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    LILY says:
  • Really interesting idea… but impossible to read down small! (Perhaps just learn the language).

    Bosco says:
  • How much time to Johnson Banks have on their hands? Yet another, pointless, self-initiated, self-congratulatory project. much like the annual ‘April Fool’ effort.

    M-G says:
  • Agreed, if you’re keen to speak Japanese… why don’t you just learn the language? Why make a hybrid form? Westerners can be lazy ; )

    Ramzod 13 says:
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    angel says:

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