Berton Hasebe is a type designer living in New York.
From 2008 –2013 he worked at Commercial Type,
helping to develop typefaces for retail release,
and custom typefaces for clients including Bloomberg
Businessweek, The New York Times, Nike, and Wallpaper*.
Through Commercial Type, he has released the
typefaces Druk, Portrait and Platform. Since 2013
he works independently and teaches typography
at Parsons The New School for Design, and type
design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.In 2016 he will be teaching at Type@Cooper, at the Cooper Union.Berton received his bachelors degree in graphic
design from Otis College of Art and Design in 2005,
and moved to the Netherlands in 2007 to study
type design at the Type and Media masters program
at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK).
His typeface Alda, designed while attending Type
and Media, was released by Emigre.
Berton’s work has been recognized by the ATypI, BRNO Biennale, TDC, and Tokyo TDC. In 2012 he
was featured as one of Print’s New Visual Artists.