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Decolonizing Chinese Typography With New Font “Ku Mincho Hong Kong native Julius Hui is on a mission to build a new typeface that traces the lineage of the Chinese language, a font he calls Ku Mincho. In China, typography has a sordid history of colonialism and political standardization—first, calligraphy styles were dictated by the whims of emperors, then by Japanese imperialism, and then by the …

Decolonizing Chinese Typography With New Font “Ku Mincho”

Hong Kong native Julius Hui is on a mission to build a new typeface that traces the lineage of the Chinese language, a font he calls Ku Mincho. In China, typography has a sordid history of colonialism and political standardization—first, calligraphy styles were dictated by the whims of emperors, then by Japanese imperialism, and then by the boom of digital media which introduced “fat and …

Kandi Electric Car Priced Under $10K for US Launch

An important milestone for the Chinese electric car manufacturer (and EVs in general), Kandi’s K27 and K23 have had their prices reduced even further for their US launch. This deal applies to the first 1,000 pre-orders for each model. Thanks to incentives in the form of a $7,500 federal tax credit, the cost of each car has been drastically reduced: “originally priced at $19,999 MSRP, …