Jurriaan Schrofer – restless typographer

The latest release from the Unit Editions stable looks at the typography of Dutch designer Jurriaan Schrofer.

Jurriaan Schrofer
Jurriaan Schrofer

Run by Adrian Shaughnessy and Spin’s Tony Brook, Unit Editions has already published monographs of Ken Garland, Herb Lubalin, and an iPad app dedicated to Schrofer’s Total Design colleague Wim Crouwel.

Spread from the book
Spread from the book

As well as working on corporate identities, editorial projects and magazine design (for architecture mag Forum), Schrofer was known for his experiments in letterforms and typography.

Bols, 1977
Bols annual report, 1977

Writer Frederike Huygen, who provides an essay for the new book, describes Schrofer as ‘a computer-designer before the computer’.

Le Savoir Geographique, 1971
Le Savoir Geographique, 1971

The book, designed by Spin brings together a series of commercial and experimental projects from Schrofer – presented in a 144-page paperback with a rather charming stripped spine.

Cover and stripped spine
Cover and stripped spine

Juriaan Schrofer (1926-90) – Restless Typographer, edited by Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy, is published by Unit Editions, priced at £25 (£18 pre-order).

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