Books are arriving!
Pretty soon, phase one of the Dutch Type Reprint adventure will be accomplished. Hexspoor in Holland has been doing its fulfillment job pretty well, and our list of 700 backer addresses only had a few errors. Forgive the couriers if they have made mistakes or have been lazy; real failures will, of course, be reported and if necessary we will resend the order. Please be honest about the outcome — and be patient, as overnight express service would have cost more than the book in some areas!
Users’ Got-It! pics
Thankful for everyone’s support, I invited backers to send a picture of the book – in their hands, on their design furniture, in the copy’s new environment. I received lovely selfies and bookies, and made a couple of collages of the most expressive, sweet, and serious pics. Here’s the largest montage I made so far.
Phase 2: Distribution
The result of the Kickstarter campaign allowed us to print enough books to enter the international distribution circuit. So if you or a friend missed the Kickstarter phase — books can be ordered via Idea Books in Amsterdam who have partners in the UK, USA and elsewhere (if you have a bookshop near you, ask them to contact Idea Books —that may be a lot cheaper!); in Germany we partly take care of our own distribution; for an online order, mail to Berlin’s Buecherbogen.
Future Phase: a possible follow-up
As you know, I had good reasons for not updating the 2004 book. The last 15 years, however, deserve their own publication. I hope to be able to produce a book-zine, or even a small series, under the title 21st-Century Dutch Type, and may decide to go for crowdfunding again. If you want me to keep you posted about further developments, simply send a mail to Druk Editions!
Keep up the good work, all of you. I will keep doing my best to be useful, and make a difference … in the niches where I know my way,