Amsterdam (Formerly N. Tetterode) Type Catalog

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Schriftenkatalog der n.v. Lettergieterij Amsterdam voorheen N. Tetterode

I rarely find cool type catalogs, but this one is a real goldmine. The catalog seen above was produced by the Amsterdam Foundry (formerly N. Tetterode) and appears to date back to the mid-1960s. It’s filled with beautiful specimens including Nobel, Mercator and Aigrette all lovingly laid out in a simple yet elegant manner. If this sparks your interest, I suggest taking a quick glance at the Vette Annonce type specimen sheet we posted back in 2008 as well.

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amsterdam fonts

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Grotesk in different weights

amsterdam fonts

amsterdam fonts

Karten & Grotesk Breitt Fett

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Aigrette

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Related Type: Tetterode at Myfonts.com

Also worth checking: Simmelkiaer Grotesk Type Specimen

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Amsterdam? Why is is all in the German language? But it looks great anyway!

This makes us Dutch look like German just like they (Hollywood) do in movies. Shame. Yes, the language may look and hear (slightly) the same, but believe me it’s ‘een wereld van verschil’.

Interesting that it’s a Dutch publisher, since all fonts are set in Danish, Swedish and even German.
It is nevertheless a beautiful collection of typefaces. Such a great find, truly inspirational.

Interesting that it’s a Dutch publisher, since all fonts are set in Danish, Swedish and even German.

Today I picked up a 415 page hard cover catalog from the same company that includes different ads I’m guessing they did for different companies as one of them is Pears. The latest date I’ve found on an ad is 1932.

It’s in Dutch, French, German, Swedish and English with a variety of other script in the back including Arabic. There are a lot of photos of the company as well but getting through it will require some hard core time investment.

That said, it’s sweet!

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