Jan Middendorp

Recent articles by Jan Middendorp

Postmodern jam session

Issue 83, 2012

Feature

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

Space and rhythm

Issue 59, Spring 2006

Feature

Type designer Cyrus Highsmith learnt the craft through both study and apprenticeship

Prototype propagandist

Issue 68, Summer 2008

Feature

Rivadulla’s revolutionary poster art avoids socialist cliché.

An abundance of directions

Issue 66, Winter 2007

Review

Edo Smitshuijzen has an impressive track record as a designer of major identity and…

The man on every French bookshelf

Issue 65, Autumn 2007

Review

The French designer known as Massin (he removed his first name, Robert, in the…

From the typographic to the visual

Issue 64, Summer 2007

Review

This book’s title is a librarian’s nightmare. It differs by only three letters…

Down-to-earth Son Of A Windmill-builder

Issue 63, Spring 2007

Review

‘Typo-photo’ was a term coined by Moholy-Nagy in 1925 to designate the striking…

Fruitful lines of graphic type analysis

Issue 59, Spring 2006

Review

In late 2002, a group of subscribers to the ATypI mailing list conspired to discuss…

The eye of the curator [extract]

Issue 55, Spring 2005

Review

To a young, typographically inclined Dutchman growing up in the 1960s and 1970s…

Typeface/interface

Issue 64, Summer 2007

Feature

Andrea Tinnes makes type families — functional or ornamental — that quickly acquire a life of…

Berlin

Issue 74, Winter 2009

Feature

It’s a state of mind, a club scene, and one of the great political, cultural and historical events…

Is type design teaching losing its soul?

Issue 71, Spring 2009

Opinion

Formulaic, modular approaches threaten the chemistry of the master-apprentice model.

Recent blog posts by Jan Middendorp

Due process

13 October 2010

Porto plays host to an inspiring AGI Open conference
This year’s AGI (Alliance Graphique International) conference is taking place in Porto, a spectacular yet run-down city that bears many traces of Portugal’s current economic crisis, writes Jan Middendorp.