Fred Smeijers


Fred Smeijers (1961–) is a Dutch graphic and type designer, co-founder of the OurType foundry, designer of typefaces including FF Quadraat, Renard, Arnhem and Fresco.

Books 2

A long-awaited reprint of the 2004 book ‘Dutch Type’, a comprehensive overview of type design and lettering in the Netherlands from the 15th to the 20th centuries
Comprehensive overview of type design in the Netherlands from the fifteenth century till 2004. The book provides insights into the methods of the Dutch type.

Articles 3

What is the value of type competitions? A brief reflection on the common practice of awards hunting.
Essays · 20 March 2012 · English · 620 words
Andy Crewdson discusses the origins of the Dutch designer’s recent family of types.
Typeface stories · 24 February 2005 · English · 1573 words
A mid-90s account of the development and current state of Dutch design and type in the context of its cultural and political history.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 1756 words

Authors 2

Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (Royal Academy of Art, The Hague), home of TypeMedia, Masters course in type design....
Dutch type designer, born in Eindhoven, in 1961. He specializes in typographic research and development for product manufacturers. Among his typeface ...