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This blog features articles on type design, calligraphy and letter-related things.

The new Google logo 2015

A few days ago, Google released its new logo: a sleek, low-contrast, geometric sans serif overhaul of its old one. The internet is currently buzzing with mixed responses. Most love the new brand look. Generally, type designers agree that, … Read More


What can a type designer do in one hour? (Part 1)

  Some people take fonts for granted. They are little pieces of software that sit in your computer, in your Word editor, and they make your party invitations pretty. Typefaces let you express yourself. Behind each new typeface design there … Read More


Onomatypea and trees

I had the chance to be mentoring a module involving some experimental calligraphy as a part of the LetterStudio unit at the Royal Academy of Arts (KABK) in The Hague. Together with Peter Verheul and Frank Blokland, we offer students … Read More


Exercise: A brush is a brush

There are many small exercises that you can do to train your creative muscles. In this exercise, take a tool and try to make as many different things as possible with it. But keep it simple, break it down to … Read More


Expressive Calligraphy Workshops

Calligraphy can be an abstract way to express yourself. With and without letters, you can use different ink-strokes to create interesting images. In these workshops you will be introduced to many different and unconventional tools that will allow you … Read More


Making of Paiper

The paper-folding concept

During university, I became interested in type design. In the summer of 2011 I attended a workshop in Slovenia (it was my second time there), where each one of the participants was expected to develop their … Read More