Backing “surplus”, put to good use
Fortunately, I’ve made some plans
Let me first thank all backers once more for their contributions, with special thanks to those who opted for Extra or XXtra Support, and those who rounded up some friends and colleagues to order a bigger pack of books.
Of course, it looks like a luxury situation to have doubled the minimum within a week from day 1. And I am indeed extremely pleased that I don’t have to cope with the minimum – which covered preparing the old files at a modest fee, plus handling and taxes, and not much more. It’s good to have more room for fees, spot colors with silver varnish (as in the 2004 edition) and, of course, additional copies.
Dutch Type, the mook
But there is one more plan for which the unexpected extra income will be reserved: the magazine/book (the French call it “mook”) that I hope to produce as a follow-up. It could be titled 21st-Century Dutch Type, or something similar. So: the possible surplus of this campaign will go into the preparation of a regular magazine-in-bookform; it might be biannual (half-yearly). The first issue of this publication could appear toward the end of 2018. I’ll keep you posted. — Jan
Toneelschuur theatre in Haarlem. Designed by illustrator & lettering designer Joost Swarte, the theatre was built on the premises of the ancient Enschedé foundry in the city centre. This was where the original presentation of Dutch Type took place in March, 2004, with lectures by Wim Crouwel and René Knip and the first concert by type designer band Wolfraam.