Off the Grid: Histories of Belgian graphic design
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Thanks for the contribution! This looks like an intriguing book – looking forward to check it out in more detail.
Jumbo Mumbo NF is a digital revival of Indépendant, probably the “most Belgian” typeface there is. Designed by Jos Dufour and Joan Collette, it was first cast in 1930 by Etablissements Plantin S.A., the Belgian branch of Lettergieterij Amsterdam. The name commemorates the centennial of Belgian independence from the Netherlands. Read more about it in Katrien Van Haute’s paper.
Or Lemmen is another typeface with Belgian roots. GUNMAD were inspired by a typeface designed by Belgian neo-impressionist painter Georges Lemmen in the early 20th century. The revival is based on specimens printed from the original metal type found in the letterpress workshop at La Cambre in Brussels.