Jan Middendorp

Jan Middendorp is a Dutch page maker and type writer, living in Berlin, Germany.
He was a literature and theater critic, DJ and b-2-b copywriter before that.
First type interviews: Rudy Vanderlans (1987, de Volkskrant, NL), Neville Brody (1988, MAN Magazine, NL).

Books:
Moving Minds (1999)
Lettered (about Clotilde Olyff, 2000)
Ha, daar gaat er een van mij! Graphic design in The Hague since 1945 (2002)
Dutch Type (2004)
ARK/ABC (about and with René Knip, 2004)
Made with FontFont (with Erik Spiekermann, 2006)
A Line of Type (about Linotype, with Alessio Leonardi, 2006)
Area 2 (co-curator, 2008)
TypeBookTwo – Jeremy Tankard (contributor, 2008)
José Mendoza y Almeida (foreword, translations, 2010)
Playul Type 2 (co-author, 2010)
Creative Characters (co-author, 2010)
Precursor (co-author, 2011)
Type Navigator (with TwoPoints.Net, 2011)
I Love Gill Sans (introduction to a book ed. by TwoPoints.Net, 2012)
Shaping Text / De Vorm van Tekst (2012)
Hand to Type (2012)

Design magazines:
Eye (London) – contributor since 2004
Druk (FontShop Benelux, Gent) – founding editor and art director, 1999-2002; "96" (same), 2002-2004
Other collaborations have included Items (Amsterdam), tipoGrafica (Buenos Aires), TYPO (Prague), Typographic (London), Etapes (Paris), Matrix (Bad Homburg), Baseline (Kent).

Design:
Brochures, programmes and booklets for Belgian clients in the academic and cultural worlds (De Beweeging, Antwerp; University of Leuven; the City of Ghent Culture Dept., etc. (1990s)
Books and book covers for Lannoo Publishers, Belgium (2000–2013)
Catalogues for VOUS ETES ICI Gallery, Amsterdam (2003–2008)

Current and recent clients:
MyFonts, LucasFonts, Linotype, FontShop, BIS Publishers, Gestalten Publishers

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