Detail of the cover, typeface OurType Fresco Sans. The silver is sikscreen printed.
Dutch type design
Design with collegue Bart de Haas.
This book was presented in March 2004.
On the publisher's website:
In this best-seller Jan Middendorp presents a comprehensive overview of old and new type design in the Netherlands. There is probably no other country that boasts a type design culture as dense as that of the Netherlands. Middendorp traces its origins in the groundbreaking work by punchcutters, type designers and lettering artists from the 15th to the 20th century.
This book also gives insight into the motives and methods of the current type design community, showing published and unpublished typefaces as well as sketches, studies and samples of unfamiliar lettering work.
Size: 220 x 274 mm.
Typeface: OT Versa (on cover: OT Fresco Sans).
This is a phenomenally informative book that for the first time connects an overview of the richness and variety of current Dutch type design to a thorough sketch of its historical roots. A must for every type lover.