experimental


Experimental means based on untested ideas or techniques or involving a radically new and innovative style.

Books 6

Transparency is a study on design and language, Peter Bilak’s MA thesis at the Academy of Fine Arts & Design in Bratislava (1997), designed, written and edited by the author.
A dense book full of investigation of the typographic practice, elaborating on the future and new developments in the field of typography.
First-ever publication on the work of Experimental Jetset, documenting almost two decades of graphic design praxis
This is the third edition of Karel Martens’s celebrated book Printed matter / Drukwerk Compared to the second edition from 2001, 40 pages have been added, and show work that Martens have done in those 9 years, and includes an interview with Martens.
This publication presents work of Czech and Slovak designers focused on the process of creating innovative typographic solutions

Posters 1

The ultimate Slab Serif capital H, with the number of serifs is ever expanding. Each H grows four serifs. Each serif becomes an H by growing additional serifs on the serifs. And so on.

Articles 6

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
Calcula is an experimental display typeface inspired by the idea of exploring the grey area between typeface design and lettering.
Typeface stories · 12 June 2017 · English · 2060 words
An epistemology of the word ‘experimental’ as it applies to design and type, contrasted with its scientific connotations. Examples of past and current design, type and reading/language, as well as scientific experiment, are taken into account.
Essays · 23 January 2005 · English · 2063 words
The abstract for 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 · 392 words
The second 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 · 18886 words

Blogs 9

Calcula is a display typeface that uses smart OpenType features to explore the space between lettering and typeface design, creating maze-like spaces between letters.
17 June 2017
Georgi Sztojanov, a composer from The Hague, matched visual parameters of Greta Sans type system to musical parameters to create a musical composition.
12 April 2012
Dutch design agency Gummo designed a new series of post stamps for the TNT Post (now Post NL) on the given theme of not yet realised architecture in the Netherlands, creating the world's first Augmented Reality (AR) stamp.
10 October 2011
Typotheque is pleased to announce the release of Dance Writer as an iPhone/iPad app. Dance Writer converts text into a choreographed sequence of poses based on the shapes of the letters
26 April 2011
In a project of Typeradio and the HBK Saar students choose existing typefaces and interpret them in short compositions. Martin Kalle chose our History as the inspiration for his piece.
1 March 2011

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...