ISTD Lecture – Wim Crouwel


For all you lucky folks in the UK, there’s going to be a lecture tonight with Wim Crouwel. I’d love to go to this. Someone needs to get this guy to NYC! Anyway, here are the details:

The International Society of Typographic Designers is pleased to announce the return or their acclaimed lecture series. The first of which on the 3 June will be Wim Crouwel. The Dutch legend will be introduced by 8vo’s Hamish Muir, who will talk about the studio’s work that was commissioned by Crouwel when he was director of the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen (1989 — 1994).

Crouwel’s lecture, Designer and Client, will take place at the The Royal College of Physicians’ Wolfson Lecture Theatre, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE (19.00 — 21.30).

Tickets are limited, likely to sell out quickly and are only available in advance from £16 (£12 for ISTD members, £10 for students)

Attendees will be invited to celebrate the ISTD’s 80th birthday with a complimentary drink in the Dorchester Library after the lecture.
Tickets also include entry to a raffle for the chance to win a very special prize which will be presented by Crouwel himself.        

Das Erbe der Schweiz


Das Erbe der Schweiz (The heritage of Switzerland) is a sexy new poster by the super talented Xavier Encinas to celebrate the second anniversary of his blog Swiss Legacy. This poster honors the legendary designers that pioneered “International Typographic Style” which include: Ernst Keller, Theo Ballmer, Jan Tschichold, Herbert Matter, Max Bill, Emil Ruder, Josef Muller-Brockmann, Paul Rand, Max Huber, Otto Aicher, Armin Hofmann, Adrian Frutiger, Wim Crouwel and Karl Gerstner.

Offset Litho
PMS 877 C
148 gsm
Pacesetter Matte Text FSC Mixed
Printed in Canada by Hemlock

Edition of 100 only.
Each poster comes with a certificate of authenticity.

You can purchase it here for 50€.        

80 20 100 Catalogue


Eye Magazine just posted some images of the Crouwel 80 20 100 exhibit catalogue designed by David Quay. Very nice indeed. I love how all the pages have a visible grid. One unfortunate thing about catalogue is that a good chunk of it is in black and white. Bummer.

You can download a PDF version of the catalogue to get a good look at it or you can order a copy for yourself and enjoy it in the comfort of your home.

The Vivid Gallery site has a small photo gallery of the event. I wish I were able to attend. Did anyone get to go? How was it?

Neubauism Exposition Catalogue


Neubau is releasing a limited edition boxset for their Neubauism exhibition. The boxset includes some books, dvd, poster, text and signature by Wim Crouwel and more! The packaging design looks very yummy but I’m not sure how much it’s going to be. You can preorder it by visiting

NBISM-Premium Box [limited to 100 copies]
Signed by Spaninks/Crouwel/Gandl/Gruenberger
Texts by Wim Crouwel/Gerrit Terstiege/Angelique Spaninks & Paul Heys
Includes.: 608 pgs/1 CDR/1 DVD/1 Poster (560 x 1000 MM)/1 NBModulmeter ™
Size: 240x280x85 MM
Weight: 4,35 KG