The first Type Talk of 2010
Peter Enneson on the Dutch Graphic Designer’s 1952 Initials
Thursday February 25th at 7pm
The Urban Gallery, 401 Richmond St. West (right beside Swipe Books). $10 at the door.
The Raffia Initialen are the ‘distinctive name’ for a set of highly salient typographic letterforms designed by Henk Krijger and released by Lettergeiterij Amsterdam in 1952. They were distributed in North America by Amsterdam Continental Types and Graphic Equipment Inc. in electrotype format, and later through VGC on strips of typositor film. The initials as a collection have strong links with writing. As distinctive graphs they have a place within the larger oeuvre of their creator. This presentation places these initials inside those two frames.