Erik van Blokland


Erik van Blokland (1967–) is a Dutch type designer, computer programmer, software developer and one half of LettError.

Books 2

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.
A research project investigating new approaches for bilingual lettering in public space, proposing new bilingual typefaces for 3-D spaces.

Articles 4

This article presents the Diwani style of Arabic which lead to designing Thuraya, a contemporary yet faithful interpretation of the Diwani style with extensive calligraphic features.
Typeface stories · 9 May 2011 · English · 2033 words
The fifth chapter of Emily King’s doctoral thesis which focuses on typeface design in the United States, England and the Netherlands between 1987 and 1997.
Essays · 23 January 2005 · English · 16066 words
A mid-90s appraisal of Dutch graphic design’s unique qualities, with an overview of various studios, designers and significant movements from the 20th century.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 2672 words
A discussion from the late 1990s with Erik van Blokland and Just van Rossum about their work as type designers designing programmers.

Just van Rossum,(1966) Erik van Blokland (1967), are known for their work that they done separately together under the name Letterror. They are both graduates from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. After a short work for companies abroad (MetaDesign, FontBureau) they started to work freelanced in The Hague. In 1990 they have introduced “random fonts”, computer programmed outlines that print differently in each impression. They have designed over 50 fonts for FontShop and FUSE. In their typographic work they extensively use programming.
Interviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 2326 words

Blogs 1

Autumn is a busy conference times and Typotheque will give a couple of public presentations in the coming weeks. Meet us in Munich, Helsinki, Copenhagen or Gothenburg.
27 October 2010

Authors 1

Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (Royal Academy of Art, The Hague), home of TypeMedia, Masters course in type design....