kosuke takahashi created ‘braille neue,’ a typeface that combines braille with existing english and japanese characters. for those who don’t read braille, or need to read braille, it is a powerful wake up call; strangely, we don’t typically see braille included in our own alphabet, yet so many people rely on this kinetic language to navigate the world. 

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braille neue inlcudes two typesets: braille neue standard (english) and braille neue outline (japanese and english). if embraced to its fullest capacity, braille neue outline could be kerned to fit and write-over already-printed english/japanese texts in public spaces. specifically, typeface creator kosuke takahashi hopes to use the universal typeface for the signage of the tokyo olympics and paralympics 2020 ‘to create a truly universal space where anyone can access information.’

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braille neue standard 

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braille neue outline (japanese and english)

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braille neue outline (english)

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braille neue standard (english) applied in public space

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