Ryoichi Tsunekawa is the director and type designer of Dharma Type, which was established in Japan in 2005. He studied architecture and engineering at the Nagoya University. Since his college days, he took an interest in fonts, especially the relationship between typeface design and historical design trends such as De Stijl, Arts and Craft, ArtDeco, Modernism, and Bauhaus. After graduating with an MA, he worked in Tokyo as an Architectural engineer for several years. After a lag period of freelance graphic design, he established his own type foundry Dharma Type.