Max Kisman


Max Kisman (1953) is a Dutch graphic designer, illustrator and teacher who now runs his own studio in Amsterdam.

Books 3

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
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.
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 6

The fifth 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 · 16066 words
An essay about the design culture which is specific to the Netherlands.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 1989 words
A refreshingly positive response to (and call for?) more, and more thoughtful culture and design publications in a time when the phrase “who needs another design mag?” is common. Max Bruinsma also briefly details the evolution of Dutch and other non-mainstream/design publications.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 2284 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
A mid-90s appraisal of Dutch graphic design’s unique qualities, with an overview of various studios, designers and significant movements from the 20th century.
Essays · 29 November 2004 · English · 2672 words

T-shirts 1

Blogs 2

Meet & Greet Dutch Design. This first edition of AGI-NL 2010 is a project of the Dutch members of Alliance Graphique Internationale.
21 September 2010
We decided to do something special to celebrate Typotheque’s first 10 years. We asked four of our colleagues to design t-shirts for the occasion. The project brief was carte blanche, no strings attached: design a T-shirt that you yourself would like to wear.
24 September 2009

Authors 1

Max Kisman (1953) is a Dutch graphic design and illustrator. In the mid 1980s he pioneered digital technology and created first post stamp for PTT...