9.10.13

EPF (1999-2006)


YOFonts EPF

I wanted to make the new font for my YOWorks web site around 1999. Sketches for some characters were drawn, but these had never been realized. Instead of this plan, I used Pixe and Smoo in some web pages of my YOWorks.
Around 2002, I picked up the sketches for upper cases, and made a font containing only upper cases with alternative characters; assigned into lower case keys. This font is called EPF. Later, I picked up the lower case sketches, and made a font containing only lower cases: similar to EPF. These two fonts come to build one font family which consists of EPF UC and EPF LC. Combining UC and LC in 2003, here the new family members have appeared: EPF UUL and EPF LUL. This sanserif font family in geometric, modern and naive feeling has been compiled like this way.
Added bolder compliments for EPF family in 2006, made additional characters in 2008 and 2013.

EPF is designed by Yamaoka Yasuhiro 1999-2006.

Download free font (OpenType) EPF | A3 specimen poster


1.10.13

Vinea Sans & Egypt (1996-2013)


YOFonts Vinea Sans & Egypt

Vinea was designed in 1996 for my music project, and used just once. Vinea had only one weight, I added two more weights and small adjustments at the releasing in 2013.

Vinea Sans & Egypt is designed by Yamaoka Yasuhiro 1996-2013.

Download free font (OpenType) Vinea Sans | Vinea Egypt | A3 specimen poster


16.9.13

Technotch (1996)


YOFonts Technotch

Technotch was designed originally for my music project in 1996, but this has been never used and has been forgotten. In 2013, I made Technotch Alternative. with the unused alternative characters.
I was about to change the font name, because this name seemed a little far from the image of the type set. On the other hand, I don’t know why, this typeface reminds me Japanese Techno Pop scene in 80’s. So, the name is still remained.

Technotch is designed by Yamaoka Yasuhiro 1996.

Download free font (OpenType) Technotch | A3 specimen poster


10.8.13

Classiq (1992-2013)


YOFonts Classiq

Just after designing Practica, I began to draw another typeface in 1992 that was tentatively called Garamond Sans. As the name shows, this sans serif face has references to the various versions of Garamond including ATF, Monotype, Simoncini, Stempel, Adobe and so on. Practica is a sans serif face with a bone structure that is derived from Apple Garamond, but one that has a different proportion than the original Garamond. I then thought it would be an interesting challenge to make another sans serif adaptation of this well-known Old Roman style mid 16th century typeface.
Modern versions of the typeface Garamond are essentially based on the original cuts by Claude Garamond, however, some of the modern revivals, that I used as references, are based on re-cuts by Jean Jannon. Their italics are based on a design by Robert Granjon. The structure of the typeface that I have drawn is a mixture of these, therefore, in 2002, I changed the name of my Garamond Sans to Classiq.



Initially, my Garamond Sans only had a regular weight. The drawings were on paper; some of them were digitized, some were not. They just looked like sketches that were never completed and forgotten for a while. Later in 2002, I decided to expand the original weight to include 6 variations, and then changed the name of this typeface to Classiq. I discarded the old drawings on paper, and began to draw my new character variations on computer. I still could not pick the right ones from these additional variations, so just before the completion of Classiq, I constructed another family, Classiq Choix, with some alternative characters that included tabular numerals. Choix has a little more modern feeling than does the regular set of Classiq.



After the completion of Classiq I decided to make another alternative family with tails: Classiq Queue. I still had an idea for italic characters with tails that referred to Garamond Italic, but I almost abandoned this. At first, it only served as an italic accompaniment to the regular upright Classiq. Later I added shorter tails to the upright characters; then rebuilt the Queue family. The Queue italic looks closer to the Garamond Italic, but as a result, the Queue upright looks as if it has come far from its original reference.

Classiq is designed by Yamaoka Yasuhiro 1992-2013.

Download free font (OpenType) Classiq, Classiq Choix, Classiq Queue, | A3 specimen poster (Classiq, Classiq Choix, Classiq Queue)


19.4.13

Font Alliance Network - Font x FAN Hybrid 2 (2013)



Font Alliance Network Font x FAN Hybrid 2

The 12,000 fonts DVD-ROM for Windows (XP or later) and MacOS (9 or later).

The selection includes the fonts from YOFonts. The package has OpenType/TrueType formatted fonts which include 740 full Japanese fonts, 81 Japanese Kana fonts, 301 numeric fonts, 3,262 European Alphabet fonts and 1,986 creators fonts collection. The first lot specially includes Cinema Font for the Japanese subtitles on the films.

21.03.2013 on sale
Standard price: ¥12,495 (including tax)
Direct sale price: ¥9,996 (including tax)


Perchase from the official web page (Japanese page)


13.1.13

Yamaoka Yasuhiro - Piano Play, MSX Play, DX Play (2013)



Yamaoka Yasuhiro Piano Play, MSX Play, DX Play

Piano Play

01. Tour on Corridor (1984)
02. Untitled (1984)
03. Untitled (1984)
04. Untitled (1984)
05. Untitled (1984)
06. Into Dusk (1984)
07. Gleam on Water (1982)
08. Upstairs (1984)
09. Before and After (1984)
10. You Are Honest (piano part) (1982)
All piano improvisations by Yamaoka Yasuhiro.

This is the collection of my piano improvisations that have been recorded in 1982 and 1984. I recorded more piano plays, but most of them have gone somewhere I cannot find. All the time, I used to play the piano with less idea, or with no idea. I would love to play it arbitrary though I do not have any better skill. I think I cannot play piano like these recordings any more. I was always a bad piano learner, and I am still worse.

MSX Play

11. Comperc (1985, revised in 1999)
12. Antenna (1984)
13. Pulsation (1984)
All MSX programmings by Yamaoka Yasuhiro.

These three monotonous compostions are programmed for MSX computer. Comperc was originally with a bassline that discarded in 1999. Antenna and Pulsation is inspired by the weird pulse sound from my hand-made airwaves receiver. Especially, Pulsation is very close to what I heard from it.

DX Play

14. Trial two (1986)
15. Trial four (1986)
16. Trial five (1986)
All DX21 improvisations by Yamaoka Yasuhiro.

Just after I had got Yamaha DX21 synthesizer, I began to dub two or three improvisations on to a compact cassette tape, almost having no idea, as I always did. Here are some of the survived results since some of my trial over dubbed improvisations have lost forever.

Remastered and edited in February 2009 and November 2012.
Catalogue number: YOR-25.



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