KABK


Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (KABK) is The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, home of the Type and Media masters course in type design.

Books 4

This small book documents the work of Cyrus Highsmith— his type design and well as his sketches and drawings at the occasion of Gerrit Noordzij Prize.
Dutch Alphabets is a lettering model book containing 46 plates featuring samples by some of today’s prominent lettering artists, type designers, calligraphers and sign painters.
Seventh Typonine type specimen presenting Mote font family.
This book presents eleven interviews with renowned type designers and writers, interviewed by students of Type Media postgraduate course in type design.

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 7

Lettering is very different from type design, Zico is a typeface inspired by sport aesthetics that brings elements of type and lettering design into one project.
Typeface stories · 13 June 2016 · English
Personal notes of the author on the design process and development of Echo and Charlie typefaces.
Typeface stories · 12 January 2015 · English · 1376 words
Aware that there is no such thing as total neutrality, Neutral typeface explores how the absence of stylistic associations can help the reader to engage with the content of a text.
Typeface stories · 21 March 2014 · English · 1847 words
Supernova is a new family that combines the spontaneity of a script typeface with the versatility of multiple weights and cuts.
Typeface stories · 21 February 2013 · English · 1441 words
Is there any reason to make new fonts when there are so many already available for downloading? It's time to reflect on motivation to draw new type. While there is no reason to make uninspired new fonts, still, there are typefaces which haven’t been made yet and which we do need.
Essays · 15 July 2011 · English · 492 words

Blogs 7

Introducing a new typeface Echo, a sans serif counterpart to the newly released Charlie, with subtle influence from the broad nib pen.
13 January 2015
Supernova is a family that combines the spontaneity of a script typeface with the versatility of multiple weights and cuts. 
21 February 2013
Thuraya is a new Arabic display typeface, a contemporary interpretation of the complex Diwani style emphasising calligraphic features.
9 May 2011
The book ‘158 answers’ presents eleven interviews with renowned type designers and writers, interviewed by students of Type Media postgraduate course in type design.
9 May 2011
Introducing a new typeface by Ross Milne, Charlie, a slab serif typeface created for use in print and exhibition settings
17 September 2010

Authors 25

Just van Rossum is a Dutch type designer and programmer, and together with Erik van Blokland he co-founded LettError, a virtual type foundry. Most of ...
Peter Verheul is a Dutch type designer and teacher. He studied graphic and typographic design at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague. Since 1...
Daniel Grumer (1985) works in the field of multilingual type design and typography. He has graduated from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusa...
Marko Hrastovec is a Croatian type and graphic designer, who studied at the postgraduate course Type & Media, at the Royal Academy of Arts in The ...
Hrvoje Živčić studied at the postgraduate course in type design Type & Media at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. He is now based in his nat...