The Last Chinese Type Foundry
Ri Xing, a Taiwan cultural heritage, is the last place on the planet to preserve
millions of Chinese lead types. The shop owner had long wished for a
product to capture the old foundry's story in a friendly way. The result was
a set of seven letterpress cards, each with a specific industry subject.
To introduce the special typeface Fong Xing Kaiti that Ri Xing preserves in the
lead type collection, I also designed a type newspaper that brings readers
the history, characteristics, and modern use of the typeface.