Ming Romantic came about by a combination of circumstance, curiosity and as Caspar would later concede, “youthful optimism.”
The team originally planned to include an accompanying Korean typeface in a similar style. Unfortunately, that plan was quickly abandoned within the first month after the enormity of the project became apparent.
Why? There are several factors that make creating new Chinese typefaces exceedingly difficult, many of which you could say have existed since antiquity.
For starters, written Chinese is vast and intricate.
This complexity has both given the language its richness, but also hindered its ability to fully utilize emerging technologies that have enabled other languages.