Zefir7: Type on Tuesday

Tuesday 13 February 2024, 20.00 hrs
(doors open 19:30 hrs)
Location: Stroom, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Entrance: free (BNO members get a free drink)
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Zefir7 is the Monthly Designers Café in collaboration with BNO. This time during Type on Tuesday we're celebrating the work of Jan Middendorp, with presentations by Huug Schipper and Peter Verheul

On December 7, 2023, Jan Middendorp passed away. He was an extremely versatile person: theater maker, musician, writer, designer and author of a number of inevitable books about graphic design and type. In 2002, with Ha, daar gaat er een van mij (Hey, there goes one of mine), he exposed the design landscape in The Hague between 1945 and 2000. His magnus opus is Dutch Type, a hefty tile containing everything of any significance in the field of type design in the Netherlands. He then compiled a standard work for students: Shaping Text.

Long before that, he produced the magazine Druk for Fontshop. Just to mention a few notable facts. But now he's gone. A farewell meeting was recently held in his hometown Berlin. In addition to being Italian, Belgian and German, Jan was also Dutch: by birth and through his work on Dutch graphic design. Zefir7, the designers' cafe for which he gave several lectures, wants to celebrate Jan's life and work with colleagues and friends.