Julius Hui

Julius Hui

Monotype

Julius Hui, senior type designer at Monotype, loves to arrange typeface into readable text. During his five years of studies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he devoted most of his time to typography.
His love for typeface design was further enhanced after his visit to The Hague in the Netherlands and Reading in the UK, where he saw how much fun designing typefaces was.  He also did a three year apprenticeship under the veteran designer Sammy Or where he worked on the Xin Gothic font, a Chinese san-serif font family dedicated to reading.
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Full House – French Opera: A poster designed for Antalis Hong Kong x Le French May’s event ‘fête en papier’ paper art exhibition, with a film celebrating the excellence of French Opera.

Client: Antalis Hong Kong / Format: Poster / Year: 2013
Julius’ typeface designs are mostly problem-solving rather than decorative. For example, he designed the Chinese nameplate for The New York Times keeping in mind that it has to survive smaller screens and different resolutions. He is also big on research, tracing the journey of letterforms from their history to the present.
He hopes that his continuous effort in Chinese type could eventually inject a modern point of view towards type in his part of the world and ultimately benefit everyone who reads Chinese.

Commercial Type’s Chinese adaptation: Simplified and Traditional Chinese Logotype designed to go with the English title.

Client: Commercial Type / Format: Logotype / Year: 2013 / Project Director: Lukas Paltram

Xin Gothic Font Family: A new-generation of Chinese Sans-Serif font family, designed to read comfortably on both screen and printed matters. Strokes with clear-cut terminal, and wide range of 10 weights family are it’s winning features.

Studio: VM Type / Format: Font family / Year: 2012 / Type Director: Sammy Or


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