Even rarer than the Nordic aringacute (ǻ): the Haagse aopsekopgespiegeld. Colloquially also known as aonderstebovenachterstevoren. Not to be confused with aopsekop (ɐ). The aopsekopgespiegeld is still waiting for its inclusion in Unicode.
Between 2012 and 2015, GEMAK was the only remaining active component of the Vrije Academie Foundation The Hague that was founded in 1947 by Livinus van de Bundt.
It was GEMAK’s ambition to present contemporary and controversial themes in art, politics and society; inquisitive, curious, evaluative and challenging and to challenge audiences to experience art as a starting point for artistically ground breaking discussions, lectures and debates.
On 4 December 2015 GEMAK had to close its doors. In doing so, the Vrije Academie Foundation also ceased to exist.
The logo with the pushpin was designed by Stang Gubbels, using a heavy weight of Clarendon by Hermann Eidenbenz, with a customized small-cap k. This weight is called Extra Bold in URW’s digitization and Black in Bitstream’s. The Haas foundry called it fett, gras, or bold. With the exception of the sign, this logo was phased out in GEMAK’s communication around 2013, and replaced with a new one in caps from Baldinger, see the post about Wout de Vringer’s designs for GEMAK.