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Kees Broos

BIS Publishers, 2003
144 pages
68 illustrations.
ISBN: 9063690371

In conversation with art historian Kees Broos, Wim Crouwell himself explains in detail the reasoning and working methods that have shaped his typefaces. The text is supported by numerous illustrations of Crouwel's designs and further highlights the stories behind the work, many previously untold. Wim Crouwel is one of the Netherlands' greatest design icons. He is especially admired for his systematic approach and his creative handling of the shape of letters. Several of his typefaces have been released in digital form: the 'New Alphabet' in three weights, the 'Fodor' and 'Stedelijk' museum alphabets, and recently, the entire 'Gridnik' family of letters. Today, young graphic designers pay tribute to Crouwel's work, which dates back to the late 1950s and 1960s. Now that his typefaces are available to designers throughout the world, we are fascinated by how Crouwel himself applied them in his graphic work and long to better understand the ideas, philosophy and historical contexts of his designs. 'Wim Crouwel Alphabets' is for designers interested in the background to Crouwel's work and for all those generally interested in type design and typography.


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