Leendert Stofbergen (1933-2001)

Leendert Stofbergen (1933-2001) © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2002 Quærendo 32/3-4 Also available online – www.brill.nl E rnst N agel Leendert Stofbergen ( 1933 - 2001 ) Leendert Stofbergen, born in Krimpen aan de IJssel in 1933 , died on 6 March 2001 in his hometown Amsterdam. With his contemporaries Karel Beunis and Dick Bruna he belonged to the innovators of Dutch book design after World War II. At the end of the 1950 s Karel Beunis ( 1933 - 83 ) introduced, at ‘De Bezige Bij’ publishing house in Amsterdam, the abstract cover illustration in which the clever ‘modern’ (sans serif ) lettering played a predominant role. Beunis preferred to avail himself of the typefaces News Gothic and Folio Grotesk. His covers for the ‘Literaire Pockets’ [Literary Paperbacks] and the ‘Literaire Reuzenpockets’ [Giant Literary Paperbacks] are well known. Graphic highlights in these suc- cessful series of De Bezige Bij are Jack Kerouac’s Op weg ( 1961 , the Dutch trans- lation of On the road ) – the hard line – and Malcolm Lowry’s Onder de vulkaan ( 1966 , the translation of Under the Volcano ) – the later soft line. At the same time Dick Bruna (b. 1927 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quaerendo Brill

Leendert Stofbergen (1933-2001)

Quaerendo, Volume 32 (3-4): 218 – Jan 1, 2002

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© 2002 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0014-9527
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10.1163/15700690260458908
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2002 Quærendo 32/3-4 Also available online – www.brill.nl E rnst N agel Leendert Stofbergen ( 1933 - 2001 ) Leendert Stofbergen, born in Krimpen aan de IJssel in 1933 , died on 6 March 2001 in his hometown Amsterdam. With his contemporaries Karel Beunis and Dick Bruna he belonged to the innovators of Dutch book design after World War II. At the end of the 1950 s Karel Beunis ( 1933 - 83 ) introduced, at ‘De Bezige Bij’ publishing house in Amsterdam, the abstract cover illustration in which the clever ‘modern’ (sans serif ) lettering played a predominant role. Beunis preferred to avail himself of the typefaces News Gothic and Folio Grotesk. His covers for the ‘Literaire Pockets’ [Literary Paperbacks] and the ‘Literaire Reuzenpockets’ [Giant Literary Paperbacks] are well known. Graphic highlights in these suc- cessful series of De Bezige Bij are Jack Kerouac’s Op weg ( 1961 , the Dutch trans- lation of On the road ) – the hard line – and Malcolm Lowry’s Onder de vulkaan ( 1966 , the translation of Under the Volcano ) – the later soft line. At the same time Dick Bruna (b. 1927

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