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2019-12-04T13:34:00+00:00September 13th, 2019|Egyptian|

general info
address: Coolsingel 105, Rotterdam
architect: Marcel Breuer
local architect: Abraham Elzas (De Bijenkorf and Hema Architect)
commission: De Bijenkorf
realised: 1955-1957
sign: Robert F. (Bob) Gatje
original materials: teak
letter details
size of the letters: 60 cm high/ back lit
categorie: slab serif or Egyptian
capitals or romans: capitals
cursive or upright: upright only


2019-12-02T17:29:32+00:00September 24th, 2018|Neon, Paint, Sans Serif|

general info
address: Mauritsweg 34-35, 3012 JT R'dam
architect: J.J.P. Oud (original), C. Weeber (copy)
commission original building: City of R'dam
commission copy: City of R'dam, Lisman Inter Holding, Rotterdam Art Foundation (RKS)
realised: 1925 and 1986
design of the lettering: J.J.P. Oud
different signs: painted signs (balcony, doors), illuminated signs
original materials: paint on glass, on metal. Neon signs cast in messing
materials used by Carel Weeber: paint on metal, on wood and paint on acrylic plastic for the signs
letter details
category: sans serif
capitals or romans: only capitals
cursive or upright: upright only
contrast: no


2018-11-28T15:48:31+00:00May 25th, 2018|Neon, Paint, Sans Serif, Serif|

general info
address: Posthumalaan 1, 3072 AG Rotterdam
architect: Peter Wilson, Bolles+Wilson, Munster
commission: City of R'dam, OBR/Luxor/Rob Wiegman
realised: 25 April 2001
design of the LUXOR typefamily: Maurice Blok, and Rob Smith + Mart Hulspas (L5, Rotterdam)
different signs: painted sign, illuminated sign, interior signage
materials: paint, glass
techniques: painting, glass light boxes of 3 x 3 m.
letter details
category: sans serif except for the i and 1
narrow or wide: extremely wide or extremely narrow
monospaced letter
special: each letter can be rotated 90 degrees
weights: thin, bold, normal
capitals or romans: capitals
cursif or upright: upright only
closed counter spaces: never round


2020-01-03T23:20:41+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Neon, Sans Serif|

general infoBR address: Van Nelleweg 1, 3044 BC Rotterdam
architect: Brinkman & Van der Vlugt
client: De Erven de Wed. J. van Nelle
building patron: Kees van der Leeuw
design of the signs: Jacques Jongert
start construction: 1926
factory & office realised: July 1929
renovation into Van Nelle Design Factory: 1999-2006
architects: a.o.Wessel de Jonge architects, Claessens Erdmann architects & designers, Molenaar & Van Winden and developer/manager Kondor Wessels
materials of the signs:
river side: 4,5m and 2m high red neon signs on steel sheets, 1930
train track side: 4,5 m high red neon signs on steel letters, 1993
letter details
category: sans serif
capitals or romans: only capitals cursive or upright: upright only contrast: none


2019-12-02T17:20:12+00:00March 16th, 2018|Sans Serif|

general info
address: Landverhuizersplein 2-52, Wilhelmina Pier, R'dam
architect: Mecanoo architecten, Delft
realised: November 2005
design of the sign: Rick Vermeulen
material: steel (M), nylon carpet, adhesive foil (interior)
details M: 8m. high, 8m. wide, 1.60m. thick, 900 kg
commission: Mecanoo architecten, Delft
technique M: welded steel frame, paint
letter details
category: sans serif
narrow or wide: more wide
all strokes the same: yes
capital or romans: capital
cursive or upright: upright


2019-12-02T17:17:00+00:00November 18th, 2017|Pixel, Sans Serif|

general info
address: Rosestraat, Rotterdam
architect: Carlos José Maria (Carel) Weeber
realised: 1982
design of the signage: Carel Weeber
materials: glazed tiles
details: 230 cm height/230 cm width
commissioned by: Gemeentelijk Woningbedrijf Rotterdam
technique: letters made from white glazed tiles cast in concrete
letter details
category: pixel
narrow or wide: more wide
all strokes the same: yes, 4 tiles
capitals or romans: capitals
bold or light: bold
cursive or upright: upright
looks like: Venserpolder


2018-11-27T15:36:17+00:00October 15th, 2017|Mosaic, Neon, Script, Serif|

general info
address: Blijdorplaan 8, 3041 JG Rotterdam
architect: Sybold van Ravesteyn
commissioned by: Stichting Rotterdamse Diergaarde
realised: april 1941
design of the signs: Sybold van Ravesteyn
entrance sign, monograms on fences, windows and mozaïek pavement
materials: neon, forged iron, mosaic
details: X cm
letter details
category: neon. script, serif, mosaic
narrow or wide: normal
all strokes the same: yes
capitals or romans: capitals
bold or light: light
cursif or upright: cursif
similars: Restaurant Engels - Groothandelsgebouw


2019-12-02T17:09:22+00:00June 16th, 2017|Sans Serif|

general info
address: Stationsplein 2, Rotterdam
architect: Team CS
realised: 2014
design of the signs: Sybold van Ravesteyn (1957)
renovation of the lettering: Bas Neon, Leiden (2015)
materials: aluminium, plexi, led (neon in 1957)
commissioned by: Gemeente Rotterdam (NS, 1941-1957)
technique: illuminated sign
category: sans serif
letter details
details: 1,50m height/2,25m-2,35m width/48m total lenght
narrow or wide: more wide
all strokes the same: no, not at all!
capitals or romans: capitals
bold or light: bold
cursive or upright: upright
looks like: modern movement letters


2018-12-05T11:04:21+00:00June 9th, 2017|Pixel, Sans Serif, Serif|

general info
address: Weena 760, south facade, Rotterdam
design of the text wall: Martijn Sandberg
architect of the building: Architecten Cie
realised: 2015-2016
materials of the text wall: red stone brick in relief
details: (lxh) 27.30m x 3.50m
commissioned by: First Rotterdam CV, Maarsen Groep BV, MAB Development
letter details
category: pixel
technique: shifted bricks in a red masonry wall
narrow or wide: narrow
strokes: na
capitals or romans: capitals
bold or light: normal
cursive or upright: upright