ode to wim crouwel

Ode to mr. Crouwel

A three-dimensional architectural shape spelling A4, depending from viewpoint in the iconic typeface archetype stedelijk by Wim Crouwel. By making the font 3D, the qualities of the font translate in a exciting play of lines.

“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, also 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 Crouwels most iconic designs.”