Reminder: Dutch Book Typography lecture at Columbia University
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The New York Chapter of the American Printing History Association is
pleased to co-sponsor:
May 2, 2007 at 6 pm
Boeken! Dutch Book Typography, 1907-2007
A lecture by Mathieu Lommen
Columbia University, 435 W 114th Street, Butler Library, Room 523. 6 p.m.
In this illustrated survey of classical Dutch book and type design from Art
Nouveau to the digital era, Mathieu Lommen traces the various trends during
that time: from books inspired by William Morris and the Arts & Crafts
aesthetic to the influence of programmatic modernism after World War II and
beyond to the rediscovery of microtypographic refinements in recent years.
Some of the designers whose work will be highlighted include Jan van
Krimpen, Harry N. Sierman, Bram de Does and the type designers of The Hague
Mathieu Lommen is curator at the Special Collections Library, University of
Amsterdam. He is an editor of the scholarly journal Quaerendo and co-author
of many books, including several in English: Dutch typefounders' specimens
(1998), Bram de Does: Typographer & Type Designer (2003), and Sem Hartz and
the making of Linotype Juliana (2006).
Co-sponsored by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University;
New York Chapter of the American Printing History Association; and the Type
Directors Club. Free and open to the public.
Upcoming: May 22, 2007: a documentary film festival on regional
printers...stay tuned for details to follow shortly.
For more information about APHA New York events see the APHA website: