Hyunguk Ryu serves as a professor and library director at Tsukuba Technical University in Japan. For the past 30 years, he has been studying “Korean Modern Type Printing History,” “Modern Hangeul Typeface History,” “Changes in Typeface in the Age of Korean Mechanization,” and “North Korean Type Printing History and History of Design” in Japan. For the first time in Korea, Korean typewriters, Intertype, Linotype, Monotype, Benton matrix, a carving machine, and photo-type setters that appeared in the era of Korean mechanization were investigated and analyzed for more than 20 years.
Font Design developed ‘Yoon Shin Gung-che’ in 2021. The academic book won the grand prize of the Korea Publishing Research Institute for the 26th Korean Publishing Critics Award in 2019. In 2017, ‘The Galaxy of Hangeul Typeface’ (1945-2010), King Sejong Excellent Academic Book (Culture Department), 2016, Tokyo TDC Typeface Division (nomination), “Ryu Hyun-guk’s Royal Typeface Design” in 2015, “Birth of Hangeul Typeface (1820-1945), King Sejong Excellent Academic Book (History Department)” and 90 other papers.