Unger, Gerard

was born in Arnhem, Netherlands in 1942.

He studied graphic design, typography and type design from 1963 to1967 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam.

He teaches as visiting professor at the University of Reading, UK, in the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication, and is professor of typography at Leiden University, Netherlands.

A freelance designer since 1972 he has designed stamps, coins, magazines, newspapers, books, logos, corporate identities, annual reports and many other projects, and typefaces.

He has been awarded several Dutch and international prizes and honours, such as two honorary doctorates by the universities of Hasselt, Belgium and Tallinn, Estonia.

He has written articles for the trade press, and several larger public

He lectures frequently in Holland and abroad, about his own work, type design, the reading process, and related subjects.

Type Designs by Gerard Unger:
Markeur (1972), M.O.L. (1974), Demos (1976), Praxis (1977), Hollander (1983), Flora (1984), Swift (1985), Amerigo (1986), Oranda (1987), Argo (1991), Delftse Poort (1991), Decoder (1992), Gulliver (1993), ANWB fonts (1997), Capitolium (1998), Paradox (1999), Coranto (2000), Vesta (2001), BigVesta (2003), Allianz (2005), Capitolium News (2006)

 

 

Co-author of our publication:

Leave a comment

Under these unusual circumstances, with exhibitions, galleries and our favourite book shops closed – and whilst we are all recommended to maintain social distancing – we think our beautiful art publications could be the perfect way to get through this uncertain period.

30% off all purchases and free delivery with code

STAYHOME

EU, UK, Switzerland, Norway, US & Canada only. Not valid for fixed price books in Germany and Austria

Cookies on the website

If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time. You can find detailed information about how cookies are used on this website by clicking on ‘Find out more’