Type that Communicates with a Tranquil Appearance

AXIS Round has been developed to further enrich the world of expressive possibilities already experienced by users of AXIS Font. This font is available in seven weights – UL (Ultra Light), EL (Extra Light), L (Light), R (Regular), M (Medium), B (Bold) and H (Heavy) – each of which has a corresponding weight in AXIS Font Basic.
With its sharp AXIS Font contours given a subtle rounding, AXIS Round 50 retains the crisp feeling of the modern sans-serif while generating a soft and airy quality. AXIS Round 100 is a “contemporary round Gothic” that is both approachable and possessed of a sense of being neatly attired. As the inside diameter has not been rounded in the manner of most round Gothics, the sharp expressiveness of the modern sans-serif remains.

AXIS Round is being developed by taking advantage of AXIS Font’s basic design, in which the horizontal strokes of the hiragana characters are kept as horizontal or close to horizontal as possible. With its superbly stable feel in Latin text situations and horizontal layouts, it is highly suited for combinations with other rounded Latin fonts as well.

Concept

AXIS Round inherits the simple, crisp design that is AXIS Font’s trademark. With its inimitable sense of crispness, AXIS Font has been adopted for architectural use, consumer product creation and numerous other fields. On the other hand, for food and clothing goods, and other situations that call for a softness of expression, it has been necessary to try to adjust AXIS Font in various ways, by taking the time to smooth down its angles, or by applying various software functions so as to generate a quasi-round font. Working with such methods often proves difficult, however, and mechanically-produced transformations do not always yield the envisioned result. AXIS Round has been created with this in mind, in hopes of answering the need for “another AXIS Font”.

The consistent design identity and exceptional range of the AXIS Font family is ideal for achieving a sense of unity in both print and screen media.

Two Rounds

AXIS Round 50, with its slight curvature and calm expressiveness, and Round 100, whose stroke tips are almost semicircular. With the addition of the Round series to the simple and human-feeling AXIS Font family, more avenues of expression are available than ever before.

Round 50

Although AXIS Round 50 is named for its rounding of the half-tips of AXIS Font’s strokes using the diameter of a perfect circle, in actuality the roundness is a percentage set by visual adjustment for each weight. For example, Heavy and Bold are adjusted to 50%, Medium and Regular to 55%, and Light, Extra Light and Ultra Light to 60%. Moreover, in parts that take on a pointed look within a perfect circle, flatness has been applied to bring out a feeling of stability.

Visual adjustment for each weight

Perfect circle and flatness

Round 100

For AXIS Round 100, the tips of the strokes are based on the diameter of a perfect circle, and fine adjustments are being made – for example, lengthening the stroke in parts where the rounding has created the impression of smallness, and reducing unevenness in kanji characters to obtain smoother shapes. In addition, the kana characters are being designed to appear visually circular without the use of a perfect circle for the stroke tips.

Lengthening the stroke

Reducing unevenness in kanji characters

Weights

When AXIS Round 50’s Ultra Light and Extra Light are used for large-character titles and advertising headlines, the effect of the softly rounded corners is clear. Using Light and Regular in 20 point or higher imparts a calm atmosphere. Medium and higher weights enable clear expressions of an even calmer appearance, and with Bold and Heavy in particular, the distinctively tranquil tones of AXIS Round 50 come to the fore.

AXIS Round 100 Ultra Light and Extra Light impart a moderate softness in both print and screen situations. Light and Regular, with their sharp inside diameters and round outside diameters, demonstrate a refreshing harmony and produce novel visual effects. Unlike AXIS Font, which shows its personality at thinner weights, AXIS Round is particularly effective at the thicker weights of Bold and Heavy.

AXIS Round 50

    • UL Ultra Light

      やさしくゆたかな表情のAXISラウンドシリーズ AXIS Fontのファミリーが、紙面や画面に統一感を与えます。 わずかな丸みで穏やかなAXISラウンド 50 と、先端がほぼ半円のAXISラウンド 100

    • EL Extra Light

      やさしくゆたかな表情のAXISラウンドシリーズ AXIS Fontのファミリーが、紙面や画面に統一感を与えます。 わずかな丸みで穏やかなAXISラウンド 50 と、先端がほぼ半円のAXISラウンド 100

    • L Light

      やさしくゆたかな表情のAXISラウンドシリーズ AXIS Fontのファミリーが、紙面や画面に統一感を与えます。 わずかな丸みで穏やかなAXISラウンド 50 と、先端がほぼ半円のAXISラウンド 100

    • R Regular

      やさしくゆたかな表情のAXISラウンドシリーズ AXIS Fontのファミリーが、紙面や画面に統一感を与えます。 わずかな丸みで穏やかなAXISラウンド 50 と、先端がほぼ半円のAXISラウンド 100

    • M Medium

      やさしくゆたかな表情のAXISラウンドシリーズ AXIS Fontのファミリーが、紙面や画面に統一感を与えます。 わずかな丸みで穏やかなAXISラウンド 50 と、先端がほぼ半円のAXISラウンド 100

    • B Bold

      やさしくゆたかな表情のAXISラウンドシリーズ AXIS Fontのファミリーが、紙面や画面に統一感を与えます。 わずかな丸みで穏やかなAXISラウンド 50 と、先端がほぼ半円のAXISラウンド 100

    • H Heavy

      やさしくゆたかな表情のAXISラウンドシリーズ AXIS Fontのファミリーが、紙面や画面に統一感を与えます。 わずかな丸みで穏やかなAXISラウンド 50 と、先端がほぼ半円のAXISラウンド 100


AXIS Round 100

    • UL Ultra Light

      やさしくゆたかな表情のAXISラウンドシリーズ AXIS Fontのファミリーが、紙面や画面に統一感を与えます。 わずかな丸みで穏やかなAXISラウンド 50 と、先端がほぼ半円のAXISラウンド 100

    • EL Extra Light

      やさしくゆたかな表情のAXISラウンドシリーズ AXIS Fontのファミリーが、紙面や画面に統一感を与えます。 わずかな丸みで穏やかなAXISラウンド 50 と、先端がほぼ半円のAXISラウンド 100

    • L Light

      やさしくゆたかな表情のAXISラウンドシリーズ AXIS Fontのファミリーが、紙面や画面に統一感を与えます。 わずかな丸みで穏やかなAXISラウンド 50 と、先端がほぼ半円のAXISラウンド 100

    • R Regular

      やさしくゆたかな表情のAXISラウンドシリーズ AXIS Fontのファミリーが、紙面や画面に統一感を与えます。 わずかな丸みで穏やかなAXISラウンド 50 と、先端がほぼ半円のAXISラウンド 100

    • M Medium

      やさしくゆたかな表情のAXISラウンドシリーズ AXIS Fontのファミリーが、紙面や画面に統一感を与えます。 わずかな丸みで穏やかなAXISラウンド 50 と、先端がほぼ半円のAXISラウンド 100

    • B Bold

      やさしくゆたかな表情のAXISラウンドシリーズ AXIS Fontのファミリーが、紙面や画面に統一感を与えます。 わずかな丸みで穏やかなAXISラウンド 50 と、先端がほぼ半円のAXISラウンド 100

    • H Heavy

      やさしくゆたかな表情のAXISラウンドシリーズ AXIS Fontのファミリーが、紙面や画面に統一感を与えます。 わずかな丸みで穏やかなAXISラウンド 50 と、先端がほぼ半円のAXISラウンド 100

Please feel free to type a text of your choice.
*You can type limited Kanji character, Kyoiku Kanji. please check the PDF for details.

AXIS Round 50

Size
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background Text
Type Projectは、新しい時代を反映した水や光のようなフォントを開発しています。


AXIS Round 100

Size
Line Height
background Text
Type Projectは、新しい時代を反映した水や光のようなフォントを開発しています。
Main feature OpenType font
Cross platform
Extractable outlines
PDF embedded
Kerning information
Dynamic download
No resolution restrictions
Supported operating system Macintosh
Mac OS X, macOS Sierra 10.12

Windows
7, 8, 8.1, 10 (Japanese version)
Font set Standard(StdN)
9,498 characters (Adobe-Japan1-3 + JIS level-1& 2 kanji set + Euro currency symbol)
Languages Japanese font (Std/StdN) almost fully covers 30 languages shown below. Japanese font based on Adobe Japan 1.3 covers all ISO-8859-1 proportional characters and Š, š, Ž, ž, Œ, œ, Ÿ. Then AXIS Font Japanese version can be used as multilingual font when you compose text using proportional characters. However, not all corresponding half-width characters are included, only Latin font is covered by half-width characters.

Japanese (main script and covers JIS X 0208:1997) / English/ Icelandic (íslenska) / Irish (Gaelige) / Afrikaans (Afrikaans) / Albanian (Gjuha Shqipe) / Italian (Italiano) / Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) / Estonian (Eesti keel) / Occitan (lenga d’òc) / Dutch (Nederlands : U+0132 “IJ” and U+0133 “ij” shall be divided into I/i and J/j) / Oromo (Oromiffa) / Galician (Galego) / Swedish (Svenska) / Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) / Spanish (Español) / Swahili (Kiswahili) / Danish (Dansk) / German (Deutsch) / Norwegian (Bokmål) / Norwegian (Nynorsk) / Finnish (Suomi) / Faroese (Føroyskt) / French (Française) / Brasilian Portuguese (Português Brasileiro) / Breton (Brezhoneg) / Portuguese (Português) / Latin (Latina : Classical orthography, without vowels with macron) / Luxembourg (Lëtzebuergesch) / Rhaeto-Romance languages (Rhaetian) / Walon (Walloon)

*Full width version of Greek uppercase/lowercase (24 characters for each, excluding ending form of sigma) and Cyrillic (Russian) uppercase/lowercase (33 characters for each) are included as JIS Row6 and Row 7 (These characters are defined as full width in JIS spec)