01 Hack/Play: Let’s Start Playing The Game!

02 Specialized Generalists

03 The fall and rise of Dutch design

04 AIGA's Design Envy features Letterlab

05 little BIG TYPE SAYS MORE, boxed

06 ED Award for Exhibition design!

07 Design in Rotterdam 1988-2013

08 Design’s Social Pledge

09 Blended Published


11 Two Nominations ED Awards 2013!

12 Graduation Show ’12 Up Close Wide Open

13 Digitizing Contemporary Art

14 Sometimes Six is just not enough

15 It’s Design in the Game

16 Curators at Design Academy

17 ED Award for Slow Art!

18 EYE Film Institute + DAE

19 My love is not a joke

20 Goose Hunt in Museum Hilversum

21 It’s art in the game!

22 design platform rotterdam essays

23 New Pocketknife LP Canyon Dancing 2

24 Stereohype B.I.O. Series #10

25 Benguiat Tribute for NWAT design festival

26 the first typonine type specimen

27 Chinese Abstract ‘Slow’ Art published

28 Ed Benguiat record single

29 Lecture for pdp conference, Serbia

30 The Role of Women in Design

31 ED Award for Artistic catalogue

32 VROAAM lecture & portfolio review

33 Lecture for Romeo Delta/BNO

34 Efteling Radio + DAE

35 european design awards x2

36 Fantastische Fotografie

37 world expo 2010 shanghai

38 étapes Magazine features Letterlab

39 Design Walks ED Festival

40 Letterlab Seasonal Poster Series

41 Lecture for BNO Spellbound

42 TDC honor and ADCN nomination

43 Print Magazine Master class

44 Frank Havermans NAI Book Launch

45 design initiatief’s future telling

46 Letterlab Commercial Airs on National TV

47 Letterlab Exhibition on Typography opens

48 Blurrr/TENT.10 ID & exhibition design

49 TDC Numbers Contribution

50 Facing China Catalogue published

51 Custom Typographic Installation in Soho

52 Collaboration with poet Tsead Bruinja

53 1 workshop and 3 lectures in Croatia

54 Platform 21 = Joyriding

55 Tambourine Dream, FF03

56 Visual Rhetoric of the Supreme Being

57 GreyTones spread and exhibition

58 Vive le Papier Electronique poster

59 Tougher than Featherz, FF02

60 Designprijs Rotterdam

61 Made with FontFont Cover & End Pages

62 Tokyo Chat airs on NHK in Japan

63 Ruffle Yo Featherz, FF01

64 BIG TYPE SAYS MORE at Museum Boijmans

65 VIDE workshop web teaser

66 Red Dot Award for LYWH

67 Yesterday, I lost my Helvetica, lecture

68 Real Dutch Design 0607

69 Rotten Cocktails LP by Boy Robot

70 Channel Push Breakin video for Hifana DVD

71 Typographic Tool ‘Punkt’ released

72 2+3D Interview and cover design

73 New workshops, lectures & research

74 VisCom published The New Typographers

75 Little Yellow Writing Hood

76 Guest designers for Items Magazine

77 Strange Attractors ADC Young Guns 4!

78 Dutch Design 2004-2005

79 Brunn Judge’s Choice TDC2 2004

80 Recognition for catalogue design

81 Cranbrook Graduate Catalogue, Transit

82 Cranbrook Masters Catalogue Redesign

83 Cranbrook Video Festival Poster

84 Hey Dutchie! Poster

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the first typonine
type specimen

We designed 6 spreads exploring type & multitasking

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The text below comes from New York Times Magazine.
“Type specimen books are the plumbing-parts catalogs of graphic design. They show graphic designers the ways in which different sizes and weights of letters sit together as typeset words, and how they showcase typographic form and style. A specimen book enables a designer to visualize the mix and match new and old typefaces. Although digital type foundries now sell their fonts online, most still issue the occasional specimen books and booklets, as a nod to tradition.   Nikola Djurek, who holds a Ph.D. in type and graphic design and is the founder of the Croatian type foundry Typonine, has just issued his first specimen book. The book, which is mostly in English, was designed by Djurek and Hrvoje Zivcic, and features Djurek’s most current typeface, Delvard, which took him three years to complete. Also included are over a dozen other fonts that he’s designed during the past 10 years, used on spreads created by Strange Attractors design, Hrvoje Zivcic & Dario Devic, and Damir Bralic. Djurek’s specimen book is not huge, like those from the major hot metal type foundries of the mid-20th century, but it is ambitious for the sheer number of its variations — light, regular, medium, semi-bold, bold, condensed and italic — in the type families that he’s raised and nurtured.   His fonts are called Typonine, Marlene, Tempera, Tesla and Nota, and each name is meant to suggest its influence or character. For instance, Tempera Biblio is “punchy and beautiful,” and an “especially good choice for extended reading,” according to the florid pitch copy so common to typeface catalogs. Tesla Dynamo, named after the Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla, “is as bold as bold gets! Beefy, cushy and unambiguous, Tesla Dynamo is the ideal family for posters and headlines.” And Nota is a contemporary sans serif “with a Renaissance backbone. Pleasant, rhythmic yet unassuming, it has the attributes of a perfect text face.”
(Steven Heller) 


New York Times blog


Steven Heller