The rôle of Dutch Arabic Typography in Middle Eastern Printing

Thomas Milo

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Recently in a book review (of the Arabic Font Specimen Book by Edo Smitshuijzen) in the Dutch designers’ magazine Items it was claimed that the last Dutch contribution to Oriental Typography was the 1910 Tetterode Type Specimen book. Intrigued, I got hold of a copy and found only two Arabic typefaces. From there I started an investigation about the designers and the backgrounds of these typefaces. I would like to present the results of the investigation to the ATypI conference.