Dirty Dutch Type and Lettering

The Amsterdam School of Architecture is a style of architecture that existed from 1910 through about 1930 in the Netherlands. Its equivalent in typography—or what I call Dutch Nouveau or Dutch Expressive typography—is exemplified by the architect H. Th. Wijdeveld, editor of Wendingen, which was an important platform for Dutch expressionism but also promoted Constructivist type experiments. Also note the design influence from Asian Dutch colonies.

This booklet by W.F. Gouwe, The Applied Arts in the Netherlands, is an overview of the various ways Dutch Expressionism manifested from early moderns and others—from simple functionalism to extreme decoration.

 

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H. Th. Wijdeveld 1919

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K.P.C. De Bazel (top 1895, bottom 1925)

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G.W. Dijsselhof 1892

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J.G. Veldheet 1918

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N.J. Van De Vecht c. 1928 (left) Kees Kuiler c.1918 (right)

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Daan De Vries (left) Chris Can Geel (right)

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V. Huszar (top) N.P. De Koo (middle) P. Zwart (bottom)

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