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Sans Serious IV

 by afrojet
 
Sans Serious IV
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81 downloads81%20downloads811 comments1%20comments162 glyphs62%20glyphs62A favorite of 6 usersA%20favorite%20of%206%20users6For a full description see Sans Serious IFor%20a%20full%20description%20see%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Ffontstruct.fontshop.com%2Ffontstructions%2Fshow%2Fsans_serious_i%22%3ESans%20Serious%20I%3C%2Fa%3E

Sans Serious V

 by afrojet
 
Sans Serious V
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Sans Serious III

 by afrojet
 
Sans Serious III
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Sans Serious II

 by afrojet
 
Sans Serious II
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Sans Serious I

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Sans Serious I
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231 downloads231%20downloads23111 comments11%20comments1162 glyphs62%20glyphs62A favorite of 37 usersA%20favorite%20of%2037%20users37The ‘Sans Serious’ Series is a group of tribute typefaces meant to honor Dutch designer and typographer Jurriaan Schrofer.

Along with Wim Crouwel and Josef Albers, Jurrian Schrofer (1926 - 1990) was among the Bauhaus pioneers of grid-based modular typography and design. 

Schrofer's work experimented with type, light, and color and focused on mathematical shapes and pattern.

From the book ‘Dutch Type’ by Jan Middendorp:

“Schrofer made several attempts to create complete typefaces - one of which was wittily called Sans serious - but this was never his goal. ‘Is it necessary’, he wrote, ‘to make complete alphabets with upper- and lowercase, figures, diacritics and seriously adorned with a name, when the aim is merely a formal investigation into basic recipes’ Schrofer's domain was never the design of typographic alphabets, to be used by other designers, but always the creation of letterforms ‘made to measure’ as part of his own designs of - mainly - book covers and postage stamps. He created a rectangular alphabet as the basic element of his ever-changing covers - each based of the same grid but colored differently - for a series of scientific books, ‘Les textes sociologiques’ from Mouton Publishers. He made sophisticated pixel-based letters, all drawn by hand, and experimented with photographic screens as a means of distinguishing simplified letterforms from the background. He created logotypes built from custom-made letterforms, based on rectangular grids.”

“In his booklet ‘Letters op maat’ (‘Type made to measure’, 1987), Schrofer presented many of his experimental alphabets from the 1960s and '70s. The booklet was part of a series of goodwill publications edited by Wim Crouwel for Lecturis Printers, Eindhoven.”

Read more from ‘Dutch Type’.

Image from Letters op matt.

More images of Jurriaan Schrofer's work on Flickr:

Schrofer in Total Design book.

Cover for European Journal of Social Psycology

Museumjournaal, design Jurriaan Schrofer

Die Internationale Avant-Garde

Jurriaan Schrofer - Fodor catalog

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FF Scala OT Regular
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