Dutch Mafia Font & Icon Set
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October 2013 - Dutch Mafia was selected by a jury to appear in Communication Arts, Typography Annual 4, 2014. The Dutch Mafia font and icon set … Read More
October 2013 - Dutch Mafia was selected by a jury to appear in Communication Arts, Typography Annual 4, 2014. The Dutch Mafia font and icon set was born from my experiences growing up in a Dutch immigrant family in a predominately Dutch community in Ontario, Canada. The letterforms and symbols recall the unique traditions and images of my childhood, including delft pottery, Sinterklaas, oliebollen, wooden shoes, and mini windmills sitting out on front lawns as garden ornaments. The Dutch Mafia font and icon set was a self-initiated project. I wanted the style to be simple, ornamental in nature, and amusing--the sarcasm with which it illustrates Dutch culture is completely intentional. At its heart, I hope the font and icon set conveys my enjoyment of, and fondness for, Dutch cultural traditions and objects. You can see more about this project at mkn-design.com Read Less
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Dutch Mafia Project
 
Self-initiated project born from my childhood experiences growing up in a Dutch immigrant family.
The ornamental artifacts found in Dutch culture was the base which inspired the creation of this display font. Everything from fancy accouterments—including Delft pottery, wooden shoes, and doilies—to the unique architecture, cultural dress, traditions, and folk tales all defined the font. Though the style is simple in form, it conveys the unique and playful cultural background of Dutch society. In collaboration with Kurt Devlaeminck.

Recognition:
Communication Arts, Typography Award, 2014. Featured on Typography Served and AIGA member galleries.
 
Purchase:
Vector display font, please inquire via e-mail ($40 USD).
 
Art Direction / Branding /Iconography / Typography