Royal Academy of Art’s Type Blog 

The place where different types come together…


In the LetterStudio second and third year students of the KABK and exchange students can follow courses, i.e.modules, on letters in the broadest sense of the word.
        This includes, but is not limited to, writing, type design, font production, font technology, and everything else that is, or could be part of the métiers of the graphic designer, calligrapher, lettering artist, and type designer.


The offered spectrum is defined by the staff lecturers, the guest lecturers, and the students, and the scope is not restricted to the developments in the professional world.
        The expertise of the lecturers implies that different, or even contradicting opinions are represented, which guarantees the pluralism of the course.


Students have to sign in on modules that cover the areas they want to explore. The length of a module is a full semester (twelve sessions) and two modules have to be followed during a semester. Selections have to accompanied by a solid motivation.
        A listing of the modules for the 2019–2020 course can be downloaded in PDF format.


Staff lecturers
(in alphabetical order):
Frank E. Blokland (coordinator)
Just van Rossum
Peter Verheul

Guest lecturers (rotating):
Max Kisman
Diana Ovezea
Donald Roos