Druk Editions, Berlin. 2018. 320 pages. 4to (28 x 22,5 cm). Printed card covers. Profusely illustrated in colour and monochrome. With bibliography, indices of names and typefaces. English edition. Standard work on the subject and out of print. 2004 edition reprint. New copy and signed by Jan Middendorp.
In this book Jan Middendorp presents a comprehensive overview of old and new type design in the Netherlands. There is probably no other country that boasts a type design culture as dense as that of the Netherlands. Middendorp traces its origins in the groundbreaking work by punchcutters, type designers and lettering artists from the 15th to the 20th century.
This book also gives insight into the motives and methods of the current type design community, showing published and unpublished typefaces as well as sketches, studies and samples of unfamiliar lettering work.
”No question about it, Dutch Type is one of the best books on the history of type to be published in the past decades. An invaluable reference book.” Paul Shaw in PRINT Magazine, September/October 2004.