Netherlands


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

Books 10

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
This book presents the origins of exuberant curly lettering style on the windows of traditional Dutch cafés and bars.

Articles 34

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
Article written for the Centre national des arts plastique, discussing conventional distribution methods of digital typefaces and their alternatives. The text focuses primarily on the French typography scene.
Essays · 21 December 2009 · English · 1763 words

Blogs 1

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 22

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. The students in 2009/2010 were: Brigitte Schuster, Fra...
Toon Lauwen is a Dutch curator, editor, writer and design consultant interested in graphic design and communications concepts....