BNO Zefir7: Type on Tuesday


19.30 - 22.00

Stroom, Hogewal 1 - 9, 2514 HA, Den Haag

Visual by Vincent van Baar

On December 8, 2023, Jan Middendorp died. He was an extremely versatile person: theater maker, musician, writer, designer and author of a number of inevitable books about graphic design and type. In 2002, with “Ha, daar gaat er een van mij” (Hey, there goes one of mine), he exposed the design landscape in The Hague between 1945 and 2000.

His magnus opus is ‘Dutch Type’, a hefty tile containing everything of any significance in the field of type design in the Netherlands. He then compiled a standard work for students: Shaping Text. Long before that, he produced the magazine ‘Druk’ for Fontshop. Just to mention a few notable facts.

But now he’s gone. A farewell meeting was recently held in his hometown Berlin. In addition to being Italian, Belgian and German, Jan was also Dutch: by birth and through his work on Dutch graphic design.

Zefir7, the designers’ cafe for which he gave several lectures, wants to celebrate Jan’s life and work with colleagues and friends.

BNO Zefir7

BNO Zefir7 is a monthly designers’ café supported by the BNO and hosted by Stroom Den Haag. Send ‘keep me posted as a subject to this email address to receive announcements.


Free entrance. There is a limited number of seats. First come, first serve. Doors open 19.30 hrs, start presentations 20.00 hrs.

BNO members get a free drink at the BNO Zefir7 evenings!