Grafik & Type Design

Jan is a designer with focus on graphic design, typography and concept. He likes to combine his work with political, social and cultural discourses and studies in the Graphic Design Department at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.


© 2018

2018 Last Update

Kapitel Serif is a classified Antiqua. It is based on roman construction and works best in small sizes. Some expressions, such as softened edges are visible in big sizes, reviving the idea of letterpress.

Typedesign, Coding
Europa is a variable font. It is based on the drawings of Caslon’s Italian 1821 and modern interpretations such as Bob Newman’s Zipper released in 1970 or Maelstrom by Kris Sowersby in 2014. Europa is a reverse-contrast font and allows stepless variations in weight. 

Memories of Provocation
Concept, Editorial, Design

With this visual editorial I am posing the question what provocation is. Provo was a dutch counter-movement in the mid-1960s that focused on provoking violent responses from authorities using non-violent bait. The combination of images during this time  and text pieces by Jacqes Derrida – A Freudian Impression make this book a psychoanalytical, dreamy impression of what it means to be provocative. The book comes in a handy but heavy format of 165x240mm and is 20mm thick.

A Happy Boring Project
Poster & Editorial for
Mafalda Rakoš
Mafalda Rakoš went on several hitchhiking trips, back and forth from The Hague to Vienna. Next to her installation, the project comes nicely packaged as a gentle poster plus riso-printed booklet. “A Happy Boring Project” has been part of “GOOD WORK!, GOOD WORK. GOOD WORK? GOOD. WORK” Exhibiton at Grey Space in the Middle, The Hague.