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DF Pigtail

DF Pigtail™

by Dutchfonts
Individual Styles from $33.00
Complete family of 6 fonts: $160.00
DF Pigtail Font Family was designed by Ko Sliggers and published by Dutchfonts. DF Pigtail contains 6 styles and family package options.

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About DF Pigtail Font Family

DF Pigtail is the result of a curious marriage of the 'free'-form of writing with the fixed (mono) space for each character of the typewriter typeface. In the early sixties of the last century, typewriter typography became popular as a Fluxus vocabulary. The Fluxus art movement (in fact a Dada like follow up) which encouraged a do it yourself aesthetic, and valued simplicity over complexity and anti commercialism over the conventional market-driven approach. I was educated in the mid seventies when this form of typography was still very popular and was even applied in corporate design. This particular letter has been used by my teacher Jan Begeer to compose his design assignments. Recently I rediscovered this type and was struck by its pigtail similarity and drew it my way.

Designers: Ko Sliggers

Publisher: Dutchfonts

Foundry: Dutchfonts

Design Owner: Dutchfonts

MyFonts debut: Jul 15, 2008

DF Pigtail™ is a trademark of Ko Sliggers and Dutchfonts.

About Dutchfonts

DutchFonts is a type foundry set up by Ko Sliggers to develop and sell his typedesigns. Since 1979 typography has been a vital ingredient in his graphic design. Altering a character from an existing typeface never was a problem if the desired form asked for it. Painted and drawn letterforms gave his work an unmistakable typographic identity. From 1997 his designs were made with self-designed typefaces. In the various typefaces he developed, he tried to bring back irregularity as an articulation of a personal “hand-made”, human approach and expression. The fonts are partially based on, and inspired by found, vernacular letterforms. After he set up his studio in the northeastern part of Holland in 2002 on top of the old mound Lalleweer he started marketing fonts by and recently through “Dutchfonts is typically Dutch in the sense that it combines precision and rationality with dada-like anarchism and irreverence.” (Jan Middendorp in 'Dutch Type')

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