Published: 24th May, 2008
Last edited: 20th April, 2010
Created: 24th May, 2008
I.K. Bonset was the pseudonym that Theo van Doesburg used to publish Dada poetry in his magazine De Stijl.
This FontStruction is loosely based on van Doesburg's alphabet of 1919. I have not followed his strict grid of 25 x 25 (unlike Freda Sack and David Quay's revival, Architype Van Doesburg, or P22's De Stijl Regular) -- in other words, some of my caps and numerals deviate from van Doesburg's original design. Also, I've added a lower case and diacritics (which I am currently updating).
Published: 11th January, 2010
Last edited: 11th January, 2010
Created: 11th January, 2010
My version of this historic piece of art. Only capital letters and numbers are trully the work of Van Doesburg, then i tried to complete the family with my own considerations, trying to be respectful of the original rules for the face.
Published: 21st February, 2011
Last edited: 21st February, 2011
Created: 21st February, 2011
My take on a typeface based on the type on the cover of the first issue of the De Stijl magazine by Theo van Doesburg. I tried to utilize the clever tricks from the magazine, but of course it still has it's weak spots and could never be anything but a display typeface. Most glyphs are 8x8 blocks, simple as can be. One great thing about this font is that it never needs kerning. The tracking is set at 1.5 blocks, feel free to clone and change if you don't find it a suitable default.