LettError: Still crazy after twen‿ty years

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News | Jürgen Siebert | November 8, 2009

logo_twentyFontShop is celebrating its 20th anniversary. We’re being flooded by greetings from all over the world. The very morning Yves Peters posted the above snapshot of Erik van Blokland and Just van Rossum in their early days at FontShop in the interview with Joan Spiekermann, Portuguese KABK student Tânia Raposo took the picture below at the type]media class in The Hague. Frank Grießhammer – the student of Erik’s who e-mailed me the picture – commented that Erik and Just can hardly believe the original picture is only 18 years old. The dudes still look pretty damn good, don’t they?

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  1. I guess some people just never get old. :D

    Posted by mk2 on Nov. 8, 2009
  2. These two pictures are da bomb. So funny! :D

    Posted by Yves Peters on Nov. 8, 2009
  3. They did and they will do great typographic magics. Their Salmiak is one of my favorites.
    The FF Trixie is one of the best examples of the power of OpenType. Salmiak could be extended with nearly identical features. I hope, they do!

    Posted by Henk Gianotten on Nov. 9, 2009
  4. Congrats LettError! What a pity that Erik and Just represent incarnated modesty – I wish they would celebrate 89–09 as other ‹twens› do, nowadays, and for instance unleash their 20years archives. At least, (re-)issuuing Letterror #1 was a good start!

    On this very day today, the image of the LettError graffiti in front of the Brandenburger Tor (see ‹Made with Fontfont›) is one of my favourite Berlin wall visuals.

    Posted by Benjamin Hickethier on Nov. 9, 2009
  5. nice information!

    Posted by your-scorpion on Mar. 7, 2010

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