Anthony Froshaug gravestone
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The gravestone was cut by Françoise Berserik in 1986–1987, and was placed in the cemetery in 1987. FB is a typographer and especially a book designer, as well as a letter-cutter. She is Dutch; lives and works in The Hague. The idea to base the letters on Gill Sans came out of discussions between her and the Froshaug family. This was Froshaug’s preferred typeface. I think the stone proves that printing type can be adopted on gravestones, if sensitively and manually done. And Gill was, after all, a letter-cutter himself. The asymmetric configuration of the text follows Froshaug’s habits, and the dimension of the visible stone follow the proportions of the ISO paper sizes. The stone is (in Dutch) Belgische blauwe hardsteen.
Thank you very much for sharing this information! Much appreciated. I have added Françoise’s name to the design credits, and adjusted the date.