Work from Matthijs van Leeuwen

January 28th, 2011




It has been an absolute pleasure sifting through portfolio after portfolio when giving out invitations to Designspiration because I know eventually I’ll stumble across gems like here. These two projects were by Matthijs van Leeuwen; they stood out immediately because of the nicely set bold type. The first project here was a book design for those who attended the Dutch Democratic Party D66 brainstorm-dinners. I’m unsure of exactly what D66 is, but I’d definitely snatch up this piece if it were given out.

Hit the jump to check out a second project: an annual report for Brunel in 2008. Once again an interesting treatment of the type across the spread.





Posted by on 01/28/11 in Design, Typography

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  1. nim says:

    What is the typeface used here? Anyone have any ideas.

  2. Shelby White says:

    On the D66 project it looks to be Helvetica Neue and in the Annual Report it looks like Akzidenz Grotesk.

  3. love this minimalist typography work. Really nice. I think it could be Uinvers nim – well maybe!

  4. Nic says:

    The typeface looks like Univers. I find myself liking it much more than Helvetica.

    Nice work, but kerning needs some work.

  5. Curator says:

    Great name…Ivar Manuel.

    Reminds me of Seymour Butts, Drew Peacock, Emma Royds et al.

  6. Joey Teehan says:

    Absolutely stunning. Lovely work. This is the reason why I am learning dutch.

  7. Michael says:

    Hey Joey no need it is all in English! :-)

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