Frank E. Blokland
Frank E. Blokland is type designer (of amongst others typefaces DTL Documenta and DTL Haarlemmer), Senior Lecturer ‘Letters’ at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague since 1987, Professor at the Plantin Society in Antwerp since 1995, and Research Fellow at the Plantin Institute for Typography since 2012.
Frank founded the Dutch Type Library in 1990 and a couple of years later he initiated and supervised the development of DTL FontMaster, a set of professional font tools developed together with URW++. Since 2007 he is doing a PhD study at Leiden University titled Harmonics, Patterns, and Dynamics in Formal Typographic Representations of the Latin Script. | The regularization, standardization, systematization, and unitization of roman type since its Renaissance origin until the Romain du Roi (see also: http://www.lettermodel.org).