The N. Hoolywood Type

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Photography Shawn Brackbill

Published July 15, 2015

Herb Lubalin, an American graphic designer and typographer active until his death in 1981, and Mikitype, a Japanese calligraphist born in 1992, both inspired Daisuke Obana’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection for N. Hoolywood. The show opened with casual cool separates in a neutral palette of black, white, stone grey, and tan. Halfway through the collection, Obana began adding flashes of flare: a pair of graphic printed trousers in black and white; a coat decorated with a large, painterly font in coral red, indigo blue, and white; a black nylon sweatshirt with white font lining the collars; a hoodie with black type on the ties.