Fred Smeijers

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Reputations: Fred Smeijers

Issue 90, Summer 2015


‘My father was a mechanic. Respect – for tools and for the material with which you work – is one thing I got from him. When the chisel is not sharp enough to do a certain job, even if it is just one cut, do not think you can get away with it. Sharpen the chisel properly and only then use it for what you wanted to do.’

Endangered species

Issue 53, Autumn 2004


Piet Gerards is a craftsman. You can’t fail to notice this from the moment you…

Why Helvetica?

Issue 40, Summer 2001


Despite the changes provoked by the digital ‘revolution’, designing a typeface for serious reading remains a time-consuming task. For the designer, choosing and setting a body text font can be equally daunting, resulting in some inspired, eccentric and provocative choices

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Type Tuesday: Between writing & type

15 May 2012
Design history, Graphic design, Technology, Typography, Visual culture

Stencils, stencil letters, tools and new fonts on display in Antwerp
The exhibition ‘Between Writing & Type: The Stencil Letter’, which opened in Antwerp on 1…