We weren’t kidding when we said we were going to start sending out missives to keep you apprised of our exploits—this is already the second issue of the Occupant Dispatch!

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A quick jaunt to The Hague

Usually the Occupant Fonts team hunkers down in the Providence Drawing Office and makes type. Sometimes we venture farther afield, though; we just returned from Robothon, a conference organized by TypeMedia at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague. Keep your eyes peeled for videos of the thought-provoking talks, which TypeMedia plans to put online soon.

But the highlight of our trip was “Products of a Thinking Hand,” a survey of the work that garnered Cyrus Highsmith the prestigious Gerrit Noordzij Prize. Victoria Rushton, Cyrus’ former student and Font Bureau colleague, wrote about her experience of the exhibition.

Products of a Thinking Hand is now available from Typotheque as a book, and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Erik van Blokland and Peter Verheul sensitively designed the slender volume, setting it in Cyrus’s own Prensa and Relay. Jan Middendorp, Indra Kupferschmid, and David Berlow contributed essays, and Cyrus included a chapter about his daily sketchbook practice. Note: only a thousand copies were printed.

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