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The making of Bitcount

The Bitcount project started in the late ’70s as an experiment to find the minimum amount of pixels necessary to make a full set of ASCII characters. As normal as that may seem today, it wasn’t then.

Design cannot be frictionless

Designers have an important role in the streamlining of communication. A badly designed message does not reach its target group. The designer acts in the interest of the customer by making the design and production process more efficient, while at…

Original Proforma brochure for Purup Electronics

Back in 1988, the Danish company Purup Electronics was one of the world’s leading manufacturers of laser based typesetting system. PE Proforma was announced as the first typeface design exclusively for forms.

Poem on the wall

“Stichting Archipelpoëzie” – Foundation to encourage the use of poems on architecture in The Hague) used Productus Book and Medium in their 9th project, located in the “Nieuwe Schoolstraat” in The Hague. For each poem a different type…

The Gerrit Noordzij cube

The animated cube it the ultimate result of Gerrit’s theory building up over the years. Originally starting as two squares, he combined the separate principles of contrast later by interpolating between them.

Typeradio interview with Petr van Blokland

Typeradio got Petr van Blokland talking about design processes and other life style attitudes at the ATypI 2005 conference in Helsinki.