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The graphic identity that Hilde and Janna Meeus of Meeus Ontwerpt have developed for the Network Archives Design and Digital Culture (NADD) is also a small, fragmented history of Dutch typeface design. Graphic identity becomes type archive.

The chosen fonts

  • Architype Van Doesburg, Theo van Doesburg, 1919 (digitised in 1997 by Freda Sack and David Quay)
  • Dudok Hilversum, Willem Marinus Dudok, 1928 (digitised in 2014 by Richard Keijzer)
  • Beosans soft R14, Just van Rossum and Erik van Blokland, 1990
  • Paperclip Contour, Ad Werner, 1973 (digitised in 2010 as Neue Werner Paperclip by Wilson Thomas)
  • Mercator, Dick Dooijes, 1958 (digitised in 2006 by Laurenz Brunner, beta version)
  • Architype Stedelijk, Wim Crouwel, 1968 (digitised in 1996 by Freda Sack and David Quay)
  • Studio, Dolf Overbeek, 1946 (digitised in 2008 by Hans van Maanen under the name Adams)
  • Variex, Rudy VanderLans and Zuzana Licko, 1988
  • FF Cocon, Evert Bloemsma, 2001
  • Lÿno Jean, Karl Nawrot and Radim Peško, 2010

About Meeus Ontwerpt

Since 2007, twin sisters Janna and Hilde Meeus have worked together as graphic designers under the name Meeus Ontwerpt. They share a studio space with other graphic designers in Amsterdam.

Hilde Meeus studied Dutch language and culture (specialising in modern literature) at the University of Groningen and then graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.  Janna Meeus studied graphic design at the St Joost Academy in Breda and then continued her studies at the Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem. Their work is characterised by an interest in language, letters, typography and editorial involvement. Clients include the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam School of the Arts, Parrèsia,  Trancity,  Andriesse Eyck Gallery, Poldertheater Amsterdam, WG terrain (puntWG, atelierWG and airWG), Jennifer Tee and various other artists, photographers and architects.