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).
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)
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).
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)