Yin & Yang Tokyo by Dainippon Type Organization
The positive and negative spaces, created by the repeating “toukyou” (Tokyo) written in Katakana (Japanese syllabic alphabet used to transcribe foreign words), highlight the tight interlocking of Yin and Yang energies that keep Tokyo alive.
White body, Cyan & Magenta inks
Purple body, Cyan & Magenta inks
Dainippon Type Organization was formed by Hidechika and Tetsuya Tsukada in 1993. They are experimental typography performers who dismantle, combine and restructure Japanese characters and alphabet letters into unique new typography. They have held exhibitions in London, Tokyo and Barcelona. In 2003, for their 10th anniversary, they published “Type Card Play Book.” Another book “NOOOOOOOOOOTE” is also currently on sale.