Talks at TYPO Berlin 2017


Ivo van Leeuwen

Illustrator (Tilburg)

Illustrator, painter and graphic artist. Works since 1996 as a freelance artist for Dutch magazines and newspapers. Illustrator of Poetrybooks. Has a history in underground comix. From the mid-nineties till 2008 he worked with S. Lloyd Trumspstein under the name Y.O.W.I (You Order We Ignore). Together they made drawings, paintings, silkscreens and linocuts. In 2005 they released the book, Ontsnapt aan de vrijheid. (Escape from freedom). With typographic designer Sander Neijnens he is currently working on the project TilburgsAns, a typographical portrait of the Dutch city Tilburg.


Sander Neijnens

Graphic Designer (Tilburg)

Graphic designer. Runs his own company Bladvulling since 1991. Besides commissioned work he initiates projects on topics that have his special interest. In 2004 he published the book ‘Shirt numbers’ about the design of numbers on football jerseys. He also wrote two books about the most versatile musical instrument, the accordion: ‘Leporello’ (2006) and ‘The Giulietti Sound’ (2008). Since 2007 he works together with poet Nick J. Swarth in the still running On-Site Poetry project. For this typoetry project he made two modular typefaces. In 2013 he designed the typeface Zwijsen Blokfont that’s used in writing education at Dutch primary schools. His latest project is the design of TilburgsAns, together with illustrator Ivo van Leeuwen.

TilburgsAns, a typeface for a sans serif city

TilburgsAns is an art project. Sander Neijnens and Ivo van Leeuwen designed a typeface that’s inspired by the character of the city of Tilburg: raw, self-willed, humorous, experimental and surprising. The typeface not only contains letters, but also icons of specific Tilburg locations, persons, events and words. The typeface is distributed for free. By using TilburgsAns people get connected to the city and to each other.

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