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Printed matter related to the Dutch Type Library

Dutch Type (2018)

The long-awaited reprint of Jan Middendorp’s Dutch Type, which was published in 2004 and sold-out about four years later. This reprint, published by Middendorp under his Druk Editions label, came out on October 1st, 2018. In Dutch Type, Middendorp presents a comprehensive overview of type design and lettering in the Netherlands, tracing back its origins to work by punchcutters, type designers and lettering artists from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries. Partly based on dozens of interviews, the book also aims to give insight into the motives and methods of the first generations of digital type designers, featuring published and unpublished typefaces, as well as sketches, studies, and samples of unknown lettering work.

Language: English
Author: Jan Middendorp
Designers: Bart de Haas and Peter Verheul
Publisher: Druk Editions
Edition: second, illustrated, 3000 copies
Details: offset print (color)
Binding: hardcover
Dimensions: 230 × 280 mm
Pages: 320

Osnove oblikovanja pisma

Published by the University of Split, Croatia in 2018: Osnove oblikovanja pisma, a book on type-design fundamentals by Dr. Nikola Djurek and Dr. Frank E. Blokland. On the one hand it combines elements of Blokland’s calligraphy course book from 1990 with his more recent research into the origins of the harmonics, patterns and dynamics in movable Latin type. On the other hand it contains information from Djurek’s PhD dissertation on the history of, and conventions for, Croatian diacritics combined with his ongoing research on the history of Croatian scripts (Glagolitic, Cyrillic, Latin).

Language: Croatian
Authors: Frank E. Blokland and Nikola Djurek
Designer: Nikola Djurek
Publisher: University of Split
Edition: first, illustrated, 500 copies
Details: offset print (black plus red) on 130 grams Munken Print Cream
Binding: hardcover
Dimensions: 175 × 240 mm
Pages: 168

Reviving Type

In Reviving Type Nóra Békés and Céline Hurka describe and discuss their empirical type-revival processes. Their research can be considered as a sophisticated attempt to calibrate mind and eye. The result provides in-depth insight in their revival processes, forming a guide for further research into the fundamentals of historical type, and it functions as a cookbook for those who want to transfer their findings into a digital type revival. The book is very useful in education: it does not dictate how to approach the matter, but it contains an honest report with investigations, questions, successes, failures, and, consequently and inevitably, newly generated questions.

Language: English
Authors and designers: Céline Hurka and Nóra Békés
Publisher: Acute Publishing
Edition: first, illustrated, 800 copies
Details: offset print (black plus blue)
Binding: hardcover
Dimensions: 175 × 240 mm
Pages: 158

Reviving Type: Academic price

The discount for students amounts 25% on the standard price.
Please note that proof of registration as student is required.

The Eternal Letter

The Eternal Letter comprises a series of essays by some of the most highly regarded practitioners in the fields of typography, lettering, and stone carving. They discuss the subtleties of the classical Roman capital letter itself, different iterations of it over the years, and the work of famous typographers and craftsmen. The essays cover such topics as efforts to calculate a geometric formulation of the Trajan letters; the recalculation of their proportions by early typefounders; the development and astonishing popularity of Adobe Trajan; type and letter designs by Father Edward M. Catich, Frederic W. Goudy, Eric Gill, Jan van Krimpen, Hermann Zapf, Matthew Carter, and others; the influence of Trajan in Russia; and three generations of lettercarvers at the John Stevens Shop in Newport, Rhode Island. Additional essays about modern typefaces (including Matinia, Senatus, and Penumbra) are contributed by the designers of these typefaces.

Language: English
Design: Linda Florio
Publisher: The mit Press
Edition: second, illustrated, * copies
Details: offset print (color)
Binding: hardcover
Dimensions: 235 × 300 mm
Pages: 270