Ryoichi Tsunekawa (born 1978) is the director and type designer of Dharma Type established in 2005 in Japan. He studied architecture and engineering at the Nagoya University. Since his college days, he took an interest in fonts especially the relations between type face design and historical design trend such like De Stijl, Arts and Craft, ArtDeco, Modernism and Bauhaus. After graduating with an MA, He worked in Tokyo as an Architectural engineer (designing structural frame, analysis the bearing force…) for several years. After that, after a lag period of freelance graphic designer to be more exact, he established his own type foundry Dharma Type.