First published in March 2004, Jan Middendorp's “Dutch Type” was received with such huge enthusiasm that it became a Holy Grail for the type enthusiasts. The 3,500 copies of this rich in visuals and information sold out and “Dutch Type” ended up commanding between €400 and $800 for a second hand copy. Now, 15 years after it's first edition Middendorp has self-published a near-identical edition thanks to the massive support through crowdfunding and this is big news for us all.
“I have always been interested in the topic of synesthesia and I wanted to explore typography together with sound” Zheng told Typeroom of her LOOK/HEAR project which explores the relationship between scenes and soundscapes, looking and hearing. “A system of aural and visual signals generates shifting typographic forms and triggers associations about people and environment”.