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Architype Stedelijk


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Architype Stedelijk



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About Architype Stedelijk

Architype Stedelijk is part of the Crouwel collection. A set of typefaces created in close collaboration with Wim Crouwel, following his agreement with The Foundry in 1996 to create digital fonts from his experimental alphabets. Crouwel’s most recognized work was for the Van Abbe and Stedelijk museums [1954–72] where he established his reputation for radical, grid-based designs.

Stedelijk first appeared in the seminal Vormgevers poster, commissioned by the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in 1968. Crouwel created a rigid grid system across the poster of 57 vertical by 41 horizontal lines, forming the basis for the construction of the letterforms. Although all hand drawn, the resulting typeface had a machine-made appearance. This striking black and white poster with its visible grid became one of Crouwel’s most iconic designs.

Wim Crouwel’s ‘Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam – vorm gevers’, poster from 1968 in detail.
Wim Crouwel’s ‘Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam – vorm gevers’, poster from 1968 in detail.

Licence Architype Stedelijk through Monotype

The original Foundry font collection is currently available exclusively from Monotype, you can purchase a licence to use these typefaces at Fonts.com, FontShop, Linotype, and MyFonts, via the following links.

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