experimental


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

Books 3

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 publication documenting almost two decades of graphic design practice of Experimental Jetset.
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 10

Nikola Djurek returns to his exploration of text patterns and gradients, this time by dynamically increasing or decreasing letter heights to control the rhythm of words and short texts.
20 May 2019
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

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...