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Rob Becker

Born, in 1965, bert is a photographer and graphic designer. Coauthor with type designer Ramiro Espinosa of Amsterdamse Krulletter (2013). Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam where he explains: This book by Rob Becker and Ramiro Espinoza will explore and illustrates the origins of the exuberant lettering style created by Dutch letter painter Jan Willem Joseph Visser at the end of the 1940s, which decorates many traditional 'brown bars' of Amsterdam. Although there are still numerous examples of this style scattered through some of the most beautiful Amsterdam's districts, many have been destroyed and with the almost complete extinction of the sign-painting profession, the survival of the "Krulletters" is certainly under threat. The aim of the book is to document the "Krulletters" in its present state and to highlight the cultural relevance of lettering in the construction of Amsterdam's identity, in the hope that this will lead to a renewed interest in it and a continuation of the tradition.

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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