Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Wim Crouwel

Today i received a lovely new book in the post. That book is 'Wim Crouwel Alphabets', which i snapped up when a single copy became available on amazon. It was quite expensive, and its quite small, but it is pretty much very amazing. For those of you who don't know, Wim Crouwel is a dutch typographer and graphic designer, who started his career during the mid fifties, and is one of the key designers of the modernist movement. He was designing typefaces that feel extremely modern even today when most of our parents (assuming you're a student like me) were just young whipper-snappers during the mid to late 60s and early 70s, and more importantly, waaayy before the advent of computer technology in graphic design. Anyway, i highly recommend looking him up, i think theres a lot to be learned from him...
(these two images stolen shamelessly from the always wonderful youworkforthem)

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