Teacher, type designer and typographer born in 1931 in Rotterdam. From 1960-1990 he taught type design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Noordzij also designed a number of books for Van Oorschot publishers, and wrote Letterletter, The Stroke of the Pen, De Staart van de Kat and De Handen van de Zeven Zusters which became instantly internationally recognized.

Books 1

Gerrit Noordzij’s powerful and analytical text, illustrated with his own diagrams and examples, presents a genuine theory of writing.