April 1, 2016
Personal Website, Translation
Calligrapher Vincent de Boer is part of an amazing visual artist collaborative called High on Type. He asked me to check and rewrite the Dutch content of their website, then translate it into English. All keeping their style fresh, raw ‘n commercial. It’s good to work together every time, especially to experience the different sides to our love of letters.
Remember the first letter you drew? The surprise in seeing the handwriting of your grandpa? Or that one funny letter you saw in the streets? We were introduced to that fire when we were very young, and we’re still passionately going. Growing.
Enormous three-dimensional letters on the facade of a factory, the small leaden letters in the drawers at the academy, exfoliated sticker letters on an old garage door, a crazy ligature hidden in a graffiti tag, a stunning font on the promotional poster of an exhibition: our entire environment is bursting with inspiration. Our fascination increased when we studied at the academy of fine arts, where we devoted ourselves to a big pile of new appliances and expressions.
We were born creators. Form connects us to the outside world. Through this new world of letters and visuals, we transformed our fascination into techniques and fresh skills quite quickly. From handwriting and calligraphy, to letter design and digitalization: curious as we are, we definitely won’t stay within the margins.
Need letters? Check out High on Type!