Just Van Rossum

Just Van Rossum

Manfred Klein

Manfred Klein

Manfred Klein lives in Frankfurt and for decades was a type setter and worked in advertising before he became involved in creating typefaces. Today he makes faces that are very much his own, with little influence from other people’s designs. These he does with all sorts of digital equipment: scanners, pressure sensitive graphic trays as well as misconfiguration filters in programs such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. On the side he also writes about type design in a variety of publications.
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Erik Van Blokland

Erik Van Blokland

Erik van Blokland (1967) studied Graphic and Typographic Design at the Royal Academy for Fine and Applied Arts in The Hague, Holland. Erik started to collaborate with Just van Rossum under the name LetTeRror in Berlin, while working at MetaDesign. After experimenting with computer programming in connection to type design, they came up with Beowolf, the first typeface with a mind of its own. It was released by FontShop in July, 1990. The radical approach of Beowolf caused a lot of publicity for LeTterRor, and of course fame and fortune. Well, fame anyway. After stints at several places in...
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David Berlow

David Berlow

David Berlow entered the type industry in 1978 as a letter designer for the respected Mergenthaler, Linotype, Stempel, and Haas type foundries. He joined the newly formed digital type supplier, Bitstream, Inc. in 1982. After Berlow left Bitstream in 1989, he founded The Font Bureau with Roger Black. Font Bureau has developed more than 200 new and revised type designs for The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Hewlett Packard and others, with OEM work for Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corporation. The Font Bureau Retail...
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Just van Rossum (1966) studied Graphic and Typographic Design at the Royal Academy for Fine and Applied Arts in The Hague, Holland. Van Rossum started to collaborate with Erik van Blokland under the name LetTeRror in Berlin, while working at MetaDesign, Erik Spiekermann's design studio. After experimenting with computer programming in connection to type design, they came up with Beowolf, the first typeface with a mind of its own. It was released by FontShop in May, 1990. The radical approach of Beowolf caused a lot of publicity for LeTterRor, and of course fame and fortune. Some other typefaces by LeTTeRRoR: Trixie, Erikrighthand, Justlefthand, Instant Types, Advert and Kosmik. After stints at several places in the world, including David Berlow's FontBureau, but not Adobe, van Rossum settled in the Hague as independent designers, working together separately with Erik van Blokland.