Chris Vermaas

Recent articles by Chris Vermaas

Sailing down a mighty river of type [EXTRACT]

Issue 52, Summer 2004

Review

. . . Jan Middendorp’s book about the development of Dutch type over this time…

The organic type designer [EXTRACT]

Issue 53, Autumn 2004

Review

In the early 1980s, being a type designer was a rarity, and publishing a typeface…

Dope cards from Amsterdam

Issue 53, Autumn 2004

Feature

The image of Holland has switched from tulips to hemp in one generation

China, Hong Kong, Taiwan

Issue 28, Summer 1998

Feature

Travelling graphic designers supply a personal vision, in words and pictures, of professional and…

Mandarin to Mao

Issue 28, Summer 1998

Feature

The modern Maoist versions of traditional Chinese characters introduced ambiguity and confusion by…

Travellers’ Tales

Issue 31, Spring 1999

Feature

A global Esperanto of icons, warning signs on cardboard boxes speak a visual language that leaves no…

Reputations: Piet Schreuders

Issue 32, Summer 1999

Feature

‘I don’t want to know the canon, because it is completely irrelevant and transient. If you fight…

A New York state of mind

Issue 40, Summer 2001

Feature

The design of The New Yorker has nearly always taken the approach that ‘if it ain’t broke…

Inspiration

Issue 43, Spring 2002

Opinion

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