© arktype.nl - the arktype.nl booklet
arktype.nl is a new collab type foundry by dutch designers rené knip and janno hahn, and is a collection digital typefaces borne from their professional practice. the collection sonsits of 25 open type fonts and families, which have roots in their joint design work, and were specifically designed for use in architectural lettering and environmental graphics. the duo's extensive expertise in these fields enabled them to create workhorse faces of a singular originality – practical, visually striking and perfectly legible. the alphabets are conceived to be physically cut, drilled, cast, routed, etc. in a variety of materials. each font can be reproduced as physical text with the least possible effort, both in materials and tools. once they enter the physical world, the letters easily withstand vandalism and thus are an invaluable asset for architectural projects, environmental design, street furniture, signage etc. the arktype.nl collection will be launched on thu - oct 18 [5pm] at universiteit van amsterdam's special collections department. at the event an arktype.nl booklet will be presented and a concise showcase of type examples will be shown. location: oude turfmarkt 129 [centrum].