Netherlands


The Netherlands is a country in Western Europe, often referred to as Holland.

Books 10

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.
Bram de Does has conducted extended research into the endless combinations of patterns, ornaments, and borders.
A definite monograph about Wim Crouwel going into great depth to understand the methodology of one of the greatest minds in modern graphic design.
First-ever publication on the work of Experimental Jetset, documenting almost two decades of graphic design praxis

Posters 2

This limited-edition poster features 200 different hairline versions of the lowercase ‘a' superimposed on each other.
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 35

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
Peter Biľak speaks to Irma Boom about how her design practice developed over the past decade.
Interviews · 23 July 2012 · English · 2942 words
Detailed look at the English edition of Letter Fountain, typographic reference book examining the form and anatomy of Latin alphabet.
Reviews · 24 June 2011 · English · 1218 words
Interview with the Dutch designer René Knip, specialising in three-dimensional typography and lettering. Part of the book 158 answers.
Interviews · 9 May 2011 · English · 2361 words
A real-life situation that forced a type designer to evaluate his profession. One small typographic detail (an incorrect version of the diacritic over the letter L) caused troubles with the authorities. With a happy end.
Essays · 25 September 2010 · English · 1466 words

Blogs 2

A capital-only display typeface by Hansje van Halem for intricate headlines, and optical effects.
23 November 2017
In a project of Typeradio and the HBK Saar students choose existing typefaces and interpret them in short compositions. Martin Kalle chose our History as the inspiration for his piece.
1 March 2011

Authors 23

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 ...
Ewan Lentjes is a writer and design theorist. He is currently teaching at St Joost Academy in Breda, and before at ArtEZ Arnhem, KABK The Hague....
Frederike Huygen is a Dutch art historian, researcher and author. She was the curator of the industrial design collection at the Museum Boijmans Van ...
Bram de Does (Amsterdam, 1934-2015) is a graphic and type designer. From 1958 to 1988 he worked, with several intervals, at Joh. Enschedé, a pr...
TypeMedia is a one year master course in type design at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. ...