TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Fri Aug 23 22:13:34 EDT 2019

SEARCH THIS SITE:

IMAGE SEARCH:

FONT RECOGNITION VIA FONT MOOSE

LUC DEVROYE


ABOUT







DBXL [Donald Beekman]

Donald Beekman (DBXL, est. 1999) is a graphic and audiovisual designer (b. Amsterdam, 1961), who studied at the Rietveld Art Academy from 1979 to 1984 and then started his own graphic and music studio in Amsterdam. He designed many typefaces, most of them emanating from logos or artwork designed for his clients, often from the music and entertainment industry. Since 2004 he has been co-hosting Typeradio, the radio- and podcast-station on design and typography. He set up Vette Letters. Dafont link. Alternate URL. His fonts:

  • At FontFont: Automatic, FF Atomium (2007), FF Beekman (1999), Backbone, Imperial, Droids, FF Massive (2010: a logo family consisting of ultra-fat octagonal designs), Overdose, Stargate (1999), Totem, Tsunami, FF Flava (2003: Beekman calls this a hip-hop font), FF Manga Steel, FF Manga Stone, FF Webfonts, FF Backbone 2 (2003, a futuristic face) and FF Noni (2000).
  • At the DBXL web site: DBXL Softsoul, DBXL Monodon, Brak Bold, DBXL Hardsoul, DBXL Atonium, DBXL Nightfever (free).
  • At Die Gestalten: Breeze, Beatbox (2007, tilted stencil).
  • At Vette Letters: VLNL Cleaver (2017), VLNL Bon Bon (2013), VLNL Brokken (2009, fat octagonal face), VLNL Brak, VLNL Decks, VLNL Donuts (2015: originally designed in 2005 by DBXL as a logo for a Dutch funky house music outfit), VLNL Breakz.
  • Berlage (2013). A Dutch art deco typeface family based on lettering found in the Amsterdam Beurs (stock exchange) building, designed by architect H.P. Berlage, and other lettering found all over Amsterdam. It was published by FontShop in 2016 as FF Berlage Burcht and FF Berlage Beurs. The granite carving on the Berlagebrug in Amsterdam from 1932 inspired Beekman to design VLNL Berlagebrug (2019).
  • VLNL Kouseband (2019). A striking 5-style monolinear decorative sans with tall ascenders and an architectural lettering feel, perhaps Beekman's best typeface to date.

Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam.

Dafont link. Klingspor link. FontShop link.

EXTERNAL LINKS
DBXL
 [Buy fonts]
 [Designer info]
Monotype link
Dafont page
Klingspor Museum page
MyFonts search
Monotype search
Fontspring search
Google search

INTERNAL LINKS
Type designers ⦿ Type designers ⦿ Dutch type design ⦿ Commercial fonts (small outfits) ⦿ Stencil fonts ⦿ Octagonal typefaces ⦿ Art deco typefaces ⦿ Architectural lettering/typefaces ⦿








file name: Donald Beekman Pic


file name: Donald Beekman V L N L Kouseband 2019


file name: Donald Beekman V L N L Kouseband 2019 314880


file name: Donald Beekman V L N L Kouseband 2019 314882


file name: Donald Beekman V L N L Kouseband 2019 314884


file name: Donald Beekman V L N L Kouseband 2019 314888 002


file name: Donald Beekman V L N L Kouseband 2019


file name: Vette Letters V L N L Berlagebrug 2019 289136


file name: Vette Letters V L N L Berlagebrug 2019 289137 002


file name: Vette Letters V L N L Berlagebrug 2019 289138 002


file name: Vette Letters V L N L Berlagebrug 2019 289140


file name: Vette Letters V L N L Berlagebrug 2019


file name: Donald Beekman Beatbox 2007


file name: Vette Letters V L N L Cleaver 2017 231237


file name: Vette Letters V L N L Cleaver 2017 231238


file name: Vette Letters V L N L Cleaver 2017


file name: Donald Beekman F F Berlage Beurs 2016 230836


file name: Donald Beekman F F Berlage Burcht 2016 230854


file name: Donald Beekman F F Berlage Beurs 2017 230832


file name: Donald Beekman F F Berlage Beurs 2017 230835


file name: Donald Beekman F F Berlage Beurs 2017


file name: Donald Beekman F F Berlage Burcht 2017 230851


file name: Donald Beekman F F Berlage Burcht 2017 230855


file name: Donald Beekman F F Berlage Burcht 2017


file name: Donald Beekman F F Berlage Beurs 2016


file name: Donald Beekman F F Berlage Burcht 2016


file name: Donald Beekman V L N L Donuts 2015 190106


file name: Donald Beekman V L N L Donuts 2015 190111


file name: Donald Beekman V L N L Donuts 2015


file name: Donald Beekman V L N L Bon Bon 2013


file name: Donald Beekman V L N L Bon Bon 2013b


file name: Donald Beekman V L N L Bon Bon 2013c


file name: Don Beekman F F Massive1 Line Solid


file name: Don Beekman F F Massive1 Top


file name: Donald Beekman V L N L D B X L Z X 2012


file name: Donald Beekman V L N L Irish Stew 2012


file name: Donald Beekman V L N L Irish Stew 2012b


file name: Donald Beekman V L N L Brokken 2009







Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html