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Jurriaan Schrofer

Jurriaan Schrofer


Title: Jurriaan Schrofer (1926–90)
Restless typographer [Unit 10]
Essay: Frederike Huygen
Editors: Tony Brook & Adrian Shaughnessy
Design: Spin

Edition of 2000
300 in stock


This beautifully crafted book celebrates his work and preoccupation with experimental typography and letterforms. Typetoken

Drawn from a personal archive which spans some forty years, this long overdue monograph forms a stunning collection of experimental letterforms which highlights both Schrofer's typographic invention and his fiercely idealistic approach towards design. Sound Awareness

This book is a stunner – 144pp of tactile and luxurious print – complete with fluro spot Pantone, textured papers and a truly lovely stripped printed spine. If only more books would make use of lay-flat binding, the world would be a better place. Formfiftyfive


In her introductory essay, the design writer Frederike Huygen refers to Jurriaan Schroffer as a ‘computer-designer before the computer’. Schrofer worked for the renowned design studio Total Design and was an outspoken figure within Dutch professional design organisations. He was an experimentalist in letterforms and typography; a pioneer in corporate identity; a designer of photo books; and art director of the architectural magazine Forum.

The book is luxuriously printed with a spot Pantone and has an open printed spine. The front and back covers have a matt textured finish.


Four colour litho print+fluorescent pantone throughout
Open spine
144 pages
ISBN 978-0-9562071-8-0

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