Wordshape is a boutique type foundry and online select shop in Tokyo. Run by Ian Lynam and Thien Huynh, we offer a curated selection of design goods that have a connection to our graphic design studios and associated projects.

Wordshape is a full-service type foundry. In addition to our library of retail fonts, we also design custom fonts for clients of all sizes. From the modification of existing fonts, to the design of a complete family from scratch, we design typefaces to fit most needs.

We occasionally publish small press books, zines, posters and other design ephemera. We also operate as a distro for Japanese design publications, notably IDEA Magazine.

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