Monday, August 24, 2009

Practical application of the fonts (5)

Several times a week I pass the city of Gouda by train. Near the railroad tracks is a wonderful building, called De Kade. It used to be a school, but now it is being rebuilt to house a medical facility. The building was done in Amsterdamse School style, and guess what font is used now?

Yes, it is Mokum Stad. And yes I feel flattered! This is, after all, the reason I recreate the old fonts. Sometimes in the near future I will visit the building to take some more pictures. The picture above was made when the building was just finished, in 1930.