Hansje van Halem


Dutch graphic designer Hansje van Halem (1978) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and started her own studio in Amsterdam in 2003. She creates alphabets, textures and patterns, both digitally and manually, that she applies to designs for posters, illustrations and public space art works.

Books 1

Theory of Type Design consists of 24 short chapters describing different aspects of type design, from the influence of language to today’s digital developments, from how our eyes and brain process letterforms to their power of expression.

Posters 1

This limited-edition poster features 200 different hairline versions of the lowercase ‘a' superimposed on each other.

Articles 1

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

Blogs 3

Wind, a variable font for optical effects and multi-layed typography designed by Hansje van Halem now speaks Russian and Greek.
13 November 2018
Typotheque introduces two large typographic posters by Hansje van Halem and Just van Rossum.
5 December 2017
A capital-only display typeface by Hansje van Halem for intricate headlines, and optical effects.
23 November 2017

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...