decorative


Serving to make something look more attractive; ornamental.

Books 1

This book presents the origins of exuberant curly lettering style on the windows of traditional Dutch cafés and bars.

Articles 1

It is not very often that I come across type that is so unusual, so strikingly different that I can’t place it. Hansje van Halem’s Wind is one of those rare examples, so I asked her if we could publish it
Typeface stories · 8 December 2017 · English

Blogs 4

Introducing Gordian, a chiselled sans-serif typeface inspired by Roman inscriptional lettering
19 February 2018
A capital-only display typeface by Hansje van Halem for intricate headlines, and optical effects.
23 November 2017
William, a contemporary interpretation of Caslon, is a truly international font in which English, Dutch and Russian influences come together to create one complete, modern type family.
29 February 2016
Woodkit is a playful fixed-width display series of typefaces inspired by wood type, designed by Ondrej Jób.
20 October 2014

Authors 1

Dutch graphic designer Hansje van Halem (1978) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and started her own studio in Amsterdam in 2003. She creates...