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Alphabets (Wim
Crouwel & Kees Broos, 2003)

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Alphabets
Wim Crouwel & Kees Broos
BIS Publishers
August 2003
Dimensions:
6.5″x10″ inches
Pages: 144
Edition: Softcover
Languages: English
1.1 pounds

In conversations with art historian Kees Broos, Wim Crouwel 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. Imported from Holland.



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