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July 2004: Dutch are back in orbit...
The AIGA symposium Spaced Out: Double Dutch was a
success. More than 350 attendees occupied the Morgan Auditorium in San
Francisco on 20 July. We were honored to host Deputy Consul General of
the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Los Angeles Hans van den Dool and Ambassador
of the Queen of the Netherlands In Costa Rica Willem Wessels with their
The AIGA evening in the auditorium of the Museum of Contemporary Art in
Los Angeles the next evening sold out all its available 160 seats. Here
we were honored again with the presence of members of the Consulate General
attending the evening.
Jan Middendorp effectively opened the series of lectures asking What
is Dutchness, followed by Max Bruinsma who focused more on the semiotics
of the word as image and the image as language. Frans Oosterhof showed
the shift of meaning in his poetic visual language, before Mieke Gerritzen
visually bombarded us with her her upcoming typographic movie. The attendees
of both evenings received a copy of Double Dutch: The Word of Image,
with texts by the speakers and illustrations and type designs by about
60 contributors, offered by the AIGA and its sponsors.
During the TypeCon2004 conference in Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, an
informal selection of Dutch posters was exhibited. The posters, collected
on my visit to Amsterdam in April and others received by mail, positively
impressed the 480 conference guests. I would like to thank everybody again
for their valuable contributions, which made this event a great success.
VIEW PICTURES BY MAX
PHOTOS BY JAN
MIDDENDORP / PHOTOS BY MAX
JULY 20 AIGA PRESENTS SPACED
OUT. DOUBLE DUTCH: THE WORD OF IMAGE
JULY 21-25 TYPECON2004:
TYPE HIGH SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA
DOWNLOAD DUTCH DOUBLES FONT FOR
FREE AT HOLLANDFONTS.COM
Holland Fonts' founder Max Kisman is the editor and designer of the AIGA
publication Double Dutch: The word of Image. A snap shot of Dutch
graphic design thinking.
The book contains texts by Max Bruinsma, Frans Oosterhof Jan Middendorp
and Max Kisman. A selection of Dutch and US graphic designers supplied
visuals: 178 Aardige Ontwerpers, Erik Adigard, John Baldessari, Tom Bonauro,
Dick Bruna, Jan Dietvorst, Ed Fella, Mieke Gerritsen, Melle Hammer, John
Hersey, Marten Jongema, Max Kisman, Henri Lucas, Rebeca Méndez,
Jennifer Morla, Frans Oosterhof, Christian Rockiki, Lies Ros, Jennifer
Sterling, Jan van Toorn, Rudy VanderLans, Rick Valicenti, Rick Vermeulen,
James Victore and XLNL.
The book incudes reproductions of the Dutch Doubles Font, an alphabet
with designs by 178 Aardige Ontwerpers, Jacques Le Bailly, Onno Bevoort,
Donald Beekman, Peter Bilak, Erik van Blokland, Petr van Blokland, Ben
Bos, Jelle Bosma, Wim Crouwel, Jan Dietvorst, Severin Frank, Melle Hammer,
Will Holder, Peter van den Hoogen, Fred Inklaar, Sander Kessels, Ad Kin,
Max Kisman, Peterpaul Kloosterman, Assi Kootstra, Paul van der Laan, Harmen
Liemburg, Harmine Louwé, Marc Lubbers, Martin Majoor, Niels Shoe
Meulman, Rutger Middendorp, Richard Niessen, Martijn Oostra, Bas Oudt,
Pieter van Rosmalen, Swip Stolk, Underware, Gerard Unger, Mark van Wageningen,
Martin Wenzel. Dutch Doubles
is available for free download on 1 july 2004.
Double Dutch: The word of Image will be published for the occasion
of the AIGA symposium Spaced Out. Double
Dutch: the Word of Image on 20 at the Morgan
Auditorium in San Francisco and 21 July 2004 at the MOCA
in Los Angeles, California.
SPACED OUT 2004. DOUBLE DUTCH: THE WORD OF IMAGE.
Tuesday 20 July 2004, Morgan Auditorium, San Francisco.
WIth: Mieke Gerritzen, Frans Oosterhof, Jan Middendorp and Max Bruinsma.
Communicating an idea is describing it. Visual communication includes
image and text. Text persuades and negotiates an exact meaning. Style
and images envelope the message with emotion. This combination creates
a unique visual language. Whether subtle, screaming, sneaky, serious,
saccharine, sexual or stoic, this visual language speaks in many and multiple
tongues. Endless possibilities. But the key to success is in the editing
of these possibilities, however.
Through their engagement, designers and artists have a certain engagement,
signified by the need to open up different view points. Freedom exists
within its limitations. Being able to freely move around with restrictions,
they acquire the skills of magicians to express ideas that stir up emotions
that can be embedded in their work with texts and/or images. Does the
images starts where the word ends? Does the word tells what an image thinks?
Four new font relases: A gracious school script-like Book&
Regular, Book& Italic,
Book& Bold, Book&
Bold Italic and the funky cut-out style Never
Mind Regular, Never Mind Italic,
Never Mind Bold, Never
Mind Bold Italic. Each in 4 weights - regular, italic, bold
and bold italic. $30 per weight.
TYPE STARS IN BUILDING PROJECT.
(source: Creative Review UK, December 2004)
There are 13 million AIDS orphans in Africa. In an attempt to help alleviate
the problems suffered by those children, which include homelessness, malnutrition
and lack of education, a group of designers have joined forces to develop
charity project BUILDING LETTERS.
Amongst those who have donated fonts are Neville Brody, David Carson,
Joshua Davis, Max Kisman and Erik Spiekermann. The BUILDING LETTERS pack
includes a CD containing 38 different fonts, three posters designed specially
for the project by Carson, Davis and Kisman plus a 36 page magazine, also
designed by Kisman.
A snip at just £25 (US$ 42, €35),
it is hoped that the money raised from the sales of the pack will cover
the £6000 building costs for the two orphanages in Uganda and Kenya who
have lost their parents to AIDS. Student volunteers from the British Development
company Madventurer will start work on the Ugandan orphanage in December.
as well as providing housing for the children it will also be usd as a
school and as an AIDS awareness centre.
The project is spearheaded by Jim Richardson of Newcastle-based SUMO design.
Madventurer is run by a friend of mine and he asked me to help him
think of a way to raise money for this project, he explains. I
have a type foundry called Union Fonts and through that I know many type
Proceeds raised will be donated to UK charity The Northern Youth Venture
Fund, which is managing the funding of the orphanages. To find out more
about BUILDING LETTERS and to buy a copy
of the package there are only 1000 copies, check out www.buildingletters.org.
BUILDING LETTERS: a magazine with contributions
by Saki Mafundikwa on Afrikan Alphabets, Jennifer Sonderby on the Highfield
Art Club print shop in Harare, Garth Walker, Steven Kotze and Brode Vosloo
on typography in South Africa, Claudio Piccinini on graphic design from
Africa, Jim Richardson and Max Kisman.
3 POSTERS designed by David Carson, Joshua
Davis and Max Kisman.
CHRIMBOBAT 2004: a Christmas dingbat font
with contributions by Neville Brody, Erik Spiekermann, Erik Adigard, John
Hersey, Max Kisman, Christian Rokicki, Claudio Piccinini, Underware, Brode
Vosloo, Lotte Bruhn, Richard Kegler, Steven Kane, K10K, Jorge Alderete,
BUILDING LETTERS CD: a special font collection
with 38 fonts donated by We Work For Them, Identikal, Holland Fonts, Fontmonster,
P22, Qui Resiste, Fontomas, Ündt typefaces, Sacred Nipple, Baseline
Fonts. Catalog pages are included in the magazine.
BFRIKA 2TONE, BFRIBAT AND BFRIBAT
To enhance the decorative pattern qualities of
BFRIKA and its derived dingbat font BFRIBAT,
2TONE" and "BFRIBAT
2TONE" allow you to create two colored text or patterns in any design
application program. Copy and place a text field exactly on top of itself
and set the character to either one of these fonts.
CREATE PATTERNS IN ENDLESS VARIATIONS!
Bfrika 2Tone, Bfribat and Bifribat are only at www.hollandfonts.com available.
The whole BFRIKA family will feature in UNION FONT's charity project BUILDING
LETTERS", a fund raiser for the building of two orphanages
in Kenya and Uganda. A magazine and a cd with many fonts from well known
type designers and foundries will be published in November 2003 and will
be available from the BUILDING LETTERS"
website. Read more about this project on
TRIBE 03 NOW ON-LINE!
Holland Fonts' own typographic webzine TRIBE
has launched its THIRD edition SPACE,
presenting views, opinions and experiences from local and global contributors,
and last but not least the full Frisco_Remix,
with contributions of 34 Bay Area designers.
FRISCO_REMIX. FREE UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2003
34 Bay Area type designers, letter artists and illustrators in one font:
Michael Abbink, Erik Adigard, Bob Aufuldish, Mike Bartalos, John Bielenberg,
Adam Brodsley, Rod Cavazos, Richard Chang, G. Daniel Covert, Claudia Dallendörfer,
Josh Distler, Ed Fella, Mark Fox, David Lance Goines, Eric Heiman, Stefan
Hattenbach, Jim Parkinson, Rudy Vanderlans, John Hersey, Allistair Johnston,
Jeff Keedy, Max Kisman, Mike Kohnke, Joe Kral, Jean-Benoit Lévy,
Zuzana Licko, Peter Lofting, Joachim Müller-Lancé, Dennis
Pasco, Doug Raphael, Erik Spiekermann, Sumner Stone, Joe VanDerBos, Mark
Winn, Delve Withrington.
More about the Frisco_Remix in TRIBE03
or download directly from here.
SPACED OUT. BLACK HOLES IN TYPOGRAPHY.
Holland Fonts supports the AIGA Graphic Design conference
SPACED OUT. BLACK HOLES IN TYPOGRAPHY.
October 1 2003, 7-10 pm in theAcademy of
Arts College Morgan Auditorium,
491 Post Street, San Francisco.
Speakers are art historian Karen Fiss,
type face designer Jim Parkinson, illustrator
Mike Bartalos and graphic designer Max
Read more about this event in TRIBE03
INDIE FONTS 2!
HOLLAND FONTS is included in INDIE
FONTS 2. A compendium for digital type from independent type
foundries with 400 pages, 19 foundries and over 1600 font specimens in
a hardcover book with CD ROM including 38 fonts. Produced by P22. ISBN:0963108239.Price:
For purchase information write info at hollandfonts dot com
Holland Fonts presents Tribe, subcultures in typography and graphic
design. This magazine was previously hosted as FontShop/Tribe
at the website of FontShop USA.
01: Territory and Tribe
2: Handmade, the next issue, Tribe
03: Space, the medium between what is and what is not,
is planned to be launched in Fall 2003.
12 new fonts! Pacific
Serif Light, Pacific Serif
Bold, Pacific Sans Light,
Pacific Sans Bold, Pacific
Standard Serif Light, Pacific
Standard Serif Bold, Submarine
Extra Light, Submarine Light,
Submarine Regular, Submarine
Bold, Submarine Extra Bold,
and Tribe Mono.
You can also purchase Holland Fonts fonts also
or at Phil's
Get the MaxMix-One
for free! MaxMix-One is a compilation of characters from various
fonts designed between 1985 and 1991.
Holland Fonts is founded in 2002 to create a small stage for typefaces,
designed by Max Kisman. Most of these typefaces were origianally designed
for specific occasions only a poster, a web site, a postal stamp
or telephone card.
You can review the Holland Fonts fonts by clicking on the names in the
index page, or by clicking the previous/next buttons on each font sample
TrueType and Postscript 1 for Macintosh and Windows
Holland Fonts fonts come inin TrueType and Postscript Type 1 format for
Macintosh OS and Windows platforms.
Buying Holland Fonts fonts
If you are interested in buying one or more Holland Fonts fonts, please
go to the license
page and read the license agreement first. In placing an order for one
or more fonts, you will agree with this license agreement for use of the
To place an order of your choice, please go to the order
page. All transactions are handled by PayPal.com. PayPal will accept payments
of the major credit cards and PayPal accounts through their secure transaction
Your selection will be added to the shopping cart with the add to
cart. When you check out, you will be asked to fill in a form with
your address and credit card information.
After your payment is confirmed, I will ship your new fonts to the e-mail
address you supplied with the transaction. Shipping of fonts will take
place on weekdays during business hours (Pacific Standard Time), or whenever
I am around my desk.
Receiving your Holland Fonts fonts
You will receive your Holland Fonts font by e-mail, as a compressed .sea.hqx
(Macintosh) or .zip (Windows) document, which can be decompressed with
the appropriate software (Stuffit for the Mac, Winzip for windows). Locate
your preferred fonts folder to store the font and save it.
Holland Fonts Gallery
The online gallery is a show case of graphic designs and typography using
Holland Fonts. If you are interested in showing your designs using Holland
Fonts, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org