Eiichi Kono designed the London Transport typeface New Johnston. Eiichi’s portfolio is London, he drew the font you see on every bus, every train, on timetables, posters, signs etc. His work is the handwriting for London.

We’re delighted to bring you Eiichi’s latest creation, a wonderfully clean sans serif which carries his name. The typeface was originally designed by Eiichi for the Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu under the name CCAArt Sans.

The new Kono family is a highly legible humanist design, its ancestry flowing from Gill via New Johnston to these beautiful, highly legible letterforms. The character set has been expanded and an ExtraBold added for additional impact.

The Kono family includes 7 styles with weights ranging from Light to ExtraBold, all with extensive language coverage, figure sets & features. Take them for a spin below.





“This typeface is founded on the principles of Edward Johnston, with the aim of regenerating freshness and individuality. It is clean, modern, clear in small sizes and distinctive in display.” — Eiichi Kono

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Click below to select the licence option you require and purchase the font for immediate download. Desktop fonts are in OpenType format for use on Mac & PC computers; web fonts come in WOFF2, WOFF & EOT formats for self-hosted websites.

Please note that if you require a larger desktop/web licence, or a digital embedding licence (mobile apps, ePub etc) please email us for a quote to cover your needs.

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