As often happens, in between assignments I was doodling on a corner of a sheet of paper. I drew circles and put tails on them, and soon these musical notes became letters in lower case. I composed a few words to see how the proportions worked. I arrived at a light-dark game of heavy surfaces and fine lines. The playful contrast between the two appealed to me. I quickly set aside my assignments to continue playing. Just like its name 'Yukoi', this font breathes an Oriental atmosphere.