Jacques Le Bailly
Educated at the Royal Academy (KABK) in The Hague, multilingual Dutchman Jacques Le Bailly did his first professional type design jobs when he was still a student. Linotype hired him to help design Euro glyphs for their type library; he designed some 300 Euros in all. From 1999 to 2003, Le Bailly lived in Berlin, working at Moniteurs graphic design studio and as an independent graphic designer. Having returned to the Netherlands in 2003, Jacques did type production work for The Enschedé Font Foundry; he is now a typographic designer at Bau Winkel's studio in The Hague. His first VetteLetters font is the belated outcome of a student assignment. When asked to design a monospaced font, he did not come up with the obvious modified typewriter alphabet, but made Sardines: an amusing parade of heavyweight characters crammed into squares.

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