Forsaking monastic tradition, twelve jovial friars gave up their vocation for a questionable existence on the flying trapeze.


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Mio is a display typeface with a clear Japanese character.

Mio is based on Minchō, a system of strokes that is used to create Japanese hieroglyphs.

In Mio, elements of the traditional Japanese writing are used to construct Latin and Cyrillic characters.

Graphemes in Mio do not follow the traditional logic: the usual rhymes of elements in letters are absent, their place is taken by other, unexpected, pairings. The typeface has an excessive set of elements so that different ones can play the same role. An example of this is the letter C that employs both triangle and nail serifs. The blade-like diagonal element used in the letter И is especially characteristic.

Instead of lowercase letters, Mio has another set of uppercase characters with a different style.

Mio blends together European and Asian traditions. In the minimalist Japanese writing few elements are used to create an endless variety of hieroglyphs. In Mio, a variety of elements is used to create a small set of letters making them ornamental and complex, as is often the case in Latin and Cyrillic scripts.

The bright character and shape of the symbols make the typeface suitable for various design purposes and allow to easily combine it with Art Nouveau illustrations

And of course, Mio feels right at home in menus of Japanese restaurants.

Designer: Mio Horii

Format: OpenType

Project page

The student license allows to use the typeface for free in non-profit educational projects. Student ID is required to apply for the license. To use the typeface in personal or commercial projects, please apply for a personal or a corporate license.

  1. To receive the typeface for free, please upload a photo or a scan of the student ID:

  2. Please read the end user license agreement and type “I accept the license agreement” in the text field below:

  3. Choose required typeface styles:
Mio, Student license
Freewith student ID

For any questions about licensing write at fonts@artlebedev.ru

The personal license allows to use the typeface in personal non-profit projects. The license is issued to a private individual.

Suitable for

Personal non-profit projects (documents, invitations, advertisements, letters)

Personal website or portfolio

Corporate identity, website or application of a non-profit charity organization

Unsuitable for

Commercial design project of an organization of any size

Online store

Personal business documents

  1. Choose license duration:

  2. Choose required typeface styles:
Mio, Personal license

For any questions about licensing write at fonts@artlebedev.ru

The corporate license allows to use the typeface in any commercial projects. The license is issued to a company. If a designer is using the typeface in a project carried out for an organization, the organization must purchase a corporate license. The price of the license depends on the intended use of the typeface: in printed products, corporate identity or on a corporate website.

  1. Where will the typeface be used?

  2. Will the typeface be used in the design of corporate products and packaging, in outdoor advertising or menus?

  3. Approximate number of corporate products or packaging?

    Approximate number of copies of printed products?

  4. Number of products

  5. Choose license duration:

  6. Choose required typeface styles:
Mio, Corporate license

For any questions about licensing write at fonts@artlebedev.ru

Shipment and payment

We accept Visa and Mastercard as methods of payment. Purchases delivered by courier in Moscow, Russia can be paid for with cash.

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