Design Rotterdam presents:
An exhibition dedicated
to the fonts designed by Dutch designer Wim Crouwel.
with eight original posters from the collection of the Stedelijk Museum
Amsterdam the exhibition at VIVID features unique first publications and
graphic experiments of Crouwels work. His latest work, VIVIDs own exhibition
announcement, will be there too.
The designs of Wim Crouwel are still fresh. It contains the original spirit on which a lot of contemporary design is based. Therefor his work is both inspiring and influential for present and future generations. VIVID wants to demonstrate this creative continuity.
|An example is the famous experimental computer font 'New Alphabet' (1967), a radical experiment conceived in response to his experience of the first device for electronic typesetting. The characters were designed to follow the underlying dot-matrix system.
|'Gridnik' (1976) was designed as a single weight typewriter face. A modified version was used for the low-value postage stamps of the PPT, Dutch post office, which feature the stamp value only, displaying the numerals to full effect. The font is named Gridnik because of Crouwels devotion to grids and systems in his work to create visual order. In the 1960s he was often affectionately referred to as 'Mr Gridnik' by his friends and contemporaries.
will promote the fonts of Wim Crouwel also on the Furniture Fair in Milan
from 10 April to 15 April 2002 and as part of the exhibition 'Milan in a
Van' at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London form 21 April to 9 June
|A1 poster, design Wim Crouwel
april 2002 organised VIVID vormgeving together with the Art Council of
Rotterdam a debat in
A debat about the
Dutch Design Heritage with:
|opening Letters van Crouwel