J. Van Krimpen on Designing and Devising Type

We learned about printing and typography in a foundry that could cast just about any typeface we wanted—except those by Jan van Krimpen. So, his were the types we wanted most of all. (They had the mats for Van Dijck, but, meh.) Anyway, coveting what one can’t have can either make a serial killer or an admirer. In this case we’re just fans of Jan van Krimpen—especially his book design and postage stamps. But this book is about his typefaces. Written in his own words, this grouchy little book tells the story of each of his faces, their successes, and their shortcomings.
  • Author: Jan van Krimpen
  • Size: 4.5 × 7 inches
  • Pages: 110
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Dust jacket has a tiny tear and faded spine and some creases, but we’ll put it in protective mylar so it shines. Otherwise perfect.
  • Publisher: Typophiles and A.A. Balkema (Capetown), 1957