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Author Gerrit Noordzij
Language English
Pages 88
Size 21 × 12,5 cm
Publisher De Buitenkant
ISBN 9789490913908
Binding sewn paperback
Availability 35

Originally published in Dutch in 1985, this is 2019 English-language edition of the theory of writing by the teacher and type designer Gerrit Noordzij who directed the course at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague from 1970 to 1990.

Noordzij’s short and analytical text, illustrated with his own diagrams and examples, presents a genuine theory of writing done with any tool and clarifies the relationship between the written and typographic letters.

The books starts with basic concepts of forms and space around forms, and explains in details technique an quality of writing. Thee idea are applicable not only to calligraphy but to all available technology including the digital media.

Translated from Dutch by Peter Enneson.

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This small book documents the work of Cyrus Highsmith— his type design and well as his sketches and drawings at the occasion of Gerrit Noordzij Prize.
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Dutch Alphabets is a lettering model book containing 46 plates featuring samples by some of today’s prominent lettering artists, type designers, calligraphers and sign painters.
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Bram de Does has conducted extended research into the endless combinations of patterns, ornaments, and borders.
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This book contains two essays by the Dutch typographer and type designer Bram de Does on the development of his two typefaces Trinité and Lexicon.
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This is the first publication devoted to De Does’s life and work best known as a type and book designer, creator of typefaces Trinité and Lexicon.