Erik van Blokland

Recent articles about Erik van Blokland

Postmodern jam session

Issue 83, Summer 2012

Feature

Jan Middendorp recalls Fuse, the type ‘magazine’ that opened up (and put the lid on) a transient…

Deep in the archives

Issue 75, Spring 2010

Feature

Contemporary type designers Christian Schwartz and Paul Barnes select some historical type specimens…

The digital wave

Issue 7, Summer 1992

Feature

The old manufacturing companies that dominated typeface production through most of this century…

Typography’s new priests

Issue 1, Autumn 1990

Review

‘Type90’ brought several hundred typographically preoccupied people to Oxford…

Recent blog posts by Erik van Blokland

Font Li Beirut – harmony in discord

8 September 2020

Li Beirut is a unique font – made in a week by 160 type designers – to support victims of last month’s Beirut blast. Nadine Chahine writes for Eye about her Letters of Hope project
On Tuesday 4 August 2020, villages and towns to the north, east, and south of Beirut began to report a big explosion, writes Nadine Chahine.