Typeface design education from Cooper Union

Mathieu Lommen

Workshop Instructor
ML Mathieu Lommen
Mathieu Lommen is a design historian. He works as a curator of graphic design & typography at the Allard Pierson museum of the University of Amsterdam. In addition to the famous Typographical Library of Typefoundry Amsterdam, this institute holds an extensive collection of Dutch designer archives. Among them are those of Jan van Krimpen, Jurriaan Schrofer and Gerard Unger. The large collection of type specimens is known internationally. Mathieu writes and lectures on the history of book design, type and lettering. His publications include ‘Bram de Does: typographer & type designer’ (2003, with John A. Lane), ‘The book of books: 500 years of graphic innovation’ (2012), ‘Nederlandse belettering’ / ‘Dutch lettering’ (2015 & 2018) and the just published ‘Helmut Salden Uncovered 1:1’ (with Karen Polder). Forthcoming is a monograph on Dutch lettering model books and portfolios. Until 29 August 2021, the exhibition 'Letters of Art Nouveau', which he curated, will be on show in Amsterdam. Follow him on Instagram @mathieulommen @dutch_lettering_history

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