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A long-awaited reprint of a modern classic on Dutch type design.
706 backers pledged €57,887 to help bring this project to life.

Books are arriving!

Posted by Jan Middendorp (Creator)
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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.   

Many thanks! Bahman Eslami, Paula & Ramiro, Positieve Onrust, Frank E. Blokland (DTL), Amélie Bonet, Lubalin Center, Dalton Maag, Armina Ghazaryan, Namrata Goyal, Doug Wilson, Nej De Doncker, Benjamin Hickethier, Elzo Smid, Sol Kawage
Many thanks! Bahman Eslami, Paula & Ramiro, Positieve Onrust, Frank E. Blokland (DTL), Amélie Bonet, Lubalin Center, Dalton Maag, Armina Ghazaryan, Namrata Goyal, Doug Wilson, Nej De Doncker, Benjamin Hickethier, Elzo Smid, Sol Kawage

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,

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      Francisco Torres on

      I didn't receive mine yet. I sent you a private message on Kickstarter few days ago.

    2. zenbast on

      Very excited about the arrival of the book. Thank you and would to be part of the future pledge.

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      Alan Lamb on

      Received my copy in perfect condition- sorry to see that another subscriber's book was damaged in transit. It's a beautiful book, I shall be dipping into it for years to come when inspiration is needed. Thank you!

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      Nicholas Musolino on

      Book shipment today is so frustrating. I've gotten sadly used to damage in transit (domestic or international), and unfortunately that was the case here. The same happened with the British Rail Manual, and the creator there insisted on sending a new copy. I'm not leaving this comment to blame or because I think a replacement should come (please please please don't do this - it's too wasteful), but just to alert people in the KS book publishing/republishing community to maybe consider adding tiers for additional packing / handling to ensure better outcomes (Unit does a very good job of this - there's a measurable amount of plastic involved, which is unfortunate, but I haven't see anything that works as well). I don't want to punish creators with more onerous fulfillment as a baseline, but as an add on I would be happy to invest. The book is beautiful and having it handled so badly is a disservice to the huge about effort that was invested to make this project happen.

    5. Michael Babcock on

      Delighted when it arrived, even took a pic, but have laid back on social media for months, so let it go. I guess I had forgotten that I threw a few extra in the kitty for a credit. I was surprised to see my name there, in fine if rather exclusive company. Happy to have contributed, you have reason to be pleased at how well this turned out.