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Gerard Unger

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Arnhem, Netherlands


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Gerard Unger Born at Arnhem, Netherlands, 1942. Studied graphic design, typography and type design from 1963–’67 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. He teaches as visiting Professor at The University of Reading, UK, Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, and taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, till January 2007. From September 2006 he is Professor of Typography at the University of Leiden. Free lance designer from ’75. He has designed stamps, coins, magazines, newspapers, books, logo’s, corporate identities, annual reports and other objects, and many typefaces.

In ’84 he was awarded the H.N.Werkman-prize for all his typographic work, for digital type designs in particular and for the way he reconciled techno...more

Average rating: 4.12 · 41 ratings · 5 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
While You're Reading
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2006
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¿Qué Ocurre Mientras Lees?:...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2009
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Il Gioco Della Lettura
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2006
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Terwijl Je Leest
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1997
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Lamartine: Poete Et Homme D...
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“One of my colleagues is convinced that having a wide range of types to choose from is a complete waste of time. He swears by two typefaces: Gill (1928) and Frutiger (1975), which he uses for road signs (among other things). (...) [U]ntil 1975, the year in which Adrian Frutiger's eponymous typeface came onto the market, my colleague could only have made half of his selection. It seems to me that this proves the case for continuing to design new typefaces.”
Gerard Unger, While You're Reading

“Una y otra vez, los lectores se han condicionado mutuamente.”
Gerard Unger, ¿Qué Ocurre Mientras Lees?: Tipografía Y Legibilidad

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