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VLNL Berlagebrug

VLNL Berlagebrug™

by VetteLetters
Individual Styles from $30.00
Complete family of 3 fonts: $72.00
VLNL Berlagebrug Font Family was designed by Donald Beekman and published by VetteLetters. VLNL Berlagebrug contains 3 styles and family package options.

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About VLNL Berlagebrug Font Family

VLNL Berlagebrug Designer Donald DBXL Beekman daily crosses the Berlage bridge spanning the Amstel river in Amsterdam. The Berlagebrug was built as part of the city planning project ‘Plan Zuid’ by H.P.Berlage and opened in May 1932. Its name, carved out of two granite headstones, sparked the design of this font family. The original lettering is attributed to Anton Kurvers in the early 19th century, and can be seen on many Amsterdam buildings and bridges. It’s typical lettering of the Amsterdamse School, the Dutch equivalent of the expressionist art deco architectural style, and mostly known for its extravagant brick work. VLNL Berlagebrug is a rounded display font that comes in three outline styles matching the building materials used in the bridge. Gietijzer (cast iron) is smooth, Zandsteen (sandstone) has a softly distressed outline, and Graniet (granite) is outspoken rough and crumbled. The capital letters in VLNL Berlagebrug are in the Amsterdamse school style, the lowercases are more straight alternate capitals, giving you more design options.

Designers: Donald Beekman

Publisher: VetteLetters

Foundry: VetteLetters

Design Owner: VetteLetters

MyFonts debut: Jan 29, 2019

VLNL Berlagebrug™ is a trademark of VetteLetters.

About VetteLetters is fascinated by kebab shops, local chinese restaurants and fish-and-chips joints – not just the food but especially the shopfront typography. If all the other type foundries are like haute cuisine restaurants, then VetteLetters is the font-imbiss in the world of exclusive and expensive font foundries. VetteLetters, based in Amsterdam, loves food and loves fonts. So let’s introduce our chefs: After a wonderful career as a dishwasher, assistant cook, some kind of designer, and last but not least type designer, Donald® Roos is now one of VetteLetters CEOs. Donald DBXL Beekman is “the other Donald” and also the other CEO. DBXL produces as many typefases as Prince makes records. Jacques “Sardines” Le Bailly also known as the Baron von Fonthausen is Chief Type Tech. Dev. Dept. and we have Martin “TwoPoints” Lorenz, baking his fonts in the lovely climate of Barcelona. The latest addition to the VetteLetters stable is designer Henning Brehm aka “Design Tourist” hailing from Berlin.

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