Peter Matthias Noordzij

Peter Matthias Noordzij – born 27.1.1961 in The Hague, The Netherlands – typographer, type designer, teacher.

1980–85: studies at the Koninklijke Academie vor Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague. Courses include lettering under his father, Gerrit Noordzij. 1983: produces preliminary sketches for his PMN Caecilia™ typeface during his third year of study. 1985–86: period of practical training at a printing works. 1986: starts working as a typographer. Clients include the publishers Querido, Arbeiderpers and Meulenhoff and "de Volkskrant" daily newspaper. 1986–89: teaches typography in Arnhem. From 1988 onwards: teaches type design at the art academy in The Hague. Since 1991: responsible for the new Enschedé Font Foundry in Haarlem.

PMN Caecilia® (1991).

* TYPOGRAPHY – An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.

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