Shinya Fujiwara’s Tokyo Drift, designed by the Taiwanese designer Wang Zhi-Hong (王志弘). The author and title on cover (“東京漂流 藤原新也”) and flap is set in Aero Minchō.
Aero Minchō is Julius Hon Man Hui (许瀚文)'s personal text face for traditional Chinese book typography. Hui is now a type designer at Monotype Hong Kong.
As of now Aero Minchō is not yet released. For Wang’s cover design, Hui designed a custom display version with limited charcters. You can follow Hui’s work progress on this Facebook page. Aero Minchō is optimized for both horizontal and vertical reading directions, with minute differences in strokes and proportion — perhaps the first Chinese typeface with this feature.
Optimization for vertical typesetting was very common in ancient wood-engraved plates and some Chinese movable type, but is rather rare in contemporary Chinese fonts. Designed by Monotype HK’s Kenneth Kwok (郭炳权) and Robin Hui (许大鹏), the recent M Ying Hei (盈黑) is another Sans also optimized for vertical typesetting in the screen era.
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