Netherlands


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

Books 20

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
A full set of 20 issue of Dot Dot Dot, an independent art/design publication covering graphic design, art, music, language, film and literature.
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.
Independent art/design publication which began life as a graphic design magazine, but whose content has gradually widened to cover art, music, language, film and literature.
Selected as one of the most beautiful books in the world in Leipzig, this remarkable book shows the North Sea horizons taken hourly day and night over the course of a year.

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 25

Gerard Unger (1942) is a Dutch graphic and type designer. He studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam from 1963–67. A pioneer of dig...
The Dutch artists Bruno van den Elshout initiates autonomous projects that explore unexpected connections between people and ideas. His book New Horiz...
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 ...