Bram de Does

Recent articles about Bram de Does

Bram de Does: the king of (functional) swing

Issue 98, Spring 2019


An insistence that technology should match design spurred typographer Bram de Does to create two of the twentieth century’s most beautiful types

The organic type designer

Issue 53, Autumn 2004


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

The digital essence

Issue 68, Summer 2008


Lexicon, by Bram de Does, is a type designer’s type design, par excellence.

The digital wave

Issue 7, Summer 1992


The old manufacturing companies that dominated typeface production through most of this century have been swallowed and largely pushed to the sidelines, while initiatives in design – and in the terms and routines that condition design – have been made by a few rapidly growing software and computer hardware companies. Pathbreaking contributions have come from small studios or individual designers working, in every sense, from just a desktop. There have been ‘font wars’, corporate piracy and copyright contravention on a large scale. To use the loose terminology by which we attempt to carve up typographic history, it is clear that during the 1980s, the developed world left behind photographic typography (to which metal had ceded) and entered the era of the ‘digital’

Recent blog posts about Bram de Does

Type now: Eye 98 live

28 May 2019
Design history, Graphic design, Music design, New media, Type Tuesday, Typography

Join us at St Bride Library for Eye’s quarterly Type Tuesday on 4 June, with Hansje van Halem, Mark Thomson, Ferdinand Ulrich and more …
The next Type Tuesday on 4 June 2019 is a live version of our latest…

Eye 98 out now

26 April 2019
Book design, Design education, Design history, Graphic design, Magazines, Music design, Photography, Posters, Typography, Visual culture

The latest issue of Eye is a type special
The latest issue of Eye has been printed and it’s on its way to subscribers…