Dec 14, 2023 | category:

Book review "Dutch Type"


Purchased this book second-hand the other day. Nice edition, and worthwhile in terms of content. It discusses the development of Dutch typography, from the time of Gutenberg to the time the book was published (2004).

The author, Jan Middendorp, vividly describes how the typographic arts originated in the Netherlands, including a nice narrative about who actually "invented" (read: improved for production) letterpress printing: Johannes Gutenberg, or Laurens Coster from Haarlem.

Nice read, and very nicely formatted!