Erik van Blokland


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

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 and programmers.
Interviews · 29 November 2004 · English · 2326 words