Berton Hasebe, a type designer, studied in Los Angeles, earning a bachelor of arts degree from the Otis College of Art and Design (2005). He has also completed the Type & Media M.A. program at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague. During his student years, Hasebe created the typeface Alda, which was published by Emigre and drew the attention of the juries of the Type Directors Club in New York and Tokyo in 2008. He worked for Commercial Type in 2008-2013, where he helped develop typefaces for Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times and Wallpaper*. Since 2013 he has been working independently. He teaches typography at the Parsons School of Design in New York and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. Since 2016, he has also taught in the Type@Cooper program. His work has been singled out for praise by ATypl conferences and at the graphic-design biennial in Brno. In 2012, he was among those cited by the journal Print on its annual list of new visual artists.
Typefaces by Berton Hasebe: Alda, Druk, Portrait and Platform.