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Zintuigen by Laurens De Keyzer, Lannoo

Contributed by Jan Middendorp on Feb 5th, 2018. Artwork published in .
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    Source: http://janmiddendorp.com Photo: Jan Middendorp. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Versa, expressing sensuality

    When designing this book cover for Flemish publishers Lannoo in 2003, I wanted to express some sensuality using only type. Zintuigen is the Dutch-Flemish word for “senses” and the book is a series of interviews with people in a variety of occupations, talking about hearing, seeing, feeling, etc. So I looked for a typeface that could reference just that. At the time I was also working on Dutch Type, for which designer Peter Verheul was adding various new weights to the family that would become Versa. He lent me a beta version of its bold italic weight. To add to the sensuality, I moved the dot on the ‘i’ to become a kind of belly-button. Secondary typeface is Peter Biľak’s Fedra Sans.

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    • Fedra Sans

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