About

Amsterdam Typography is a project by Arno Verweij that explores Amsterdam through the lens of typography.

One or more photographs of typography are published on this website and on Twitter every day. These form a growing collection of photographs with letters and numbers that document typography in public spaces in Amsterdam since 2019.

The interactive map on this website currently contains 1370 data points with 1530 photographs. These data points, which also include descriptions and links to the original tweets, are organised in 71 categories below the map for easier navigation.

The project sprung from a longtime interest in the typography that can be found throughout the city and was inspired among other things by the Twitter feed Berlin Typography of Jesse Simon.

The photographed letters and numerals have been designed by many different typographers and designers unconnected to this project, who have been credited on Twitter if they were known at the time when the photo was posted.

The website is hosted green and sponsored in kind by Greenhost.

For the map, images of Kadaster, a city boundary of OpenStreetMap, and software of OpenLayers, Proj4js, and Elm-pep are used under their respective licenses. You may experience issues with the map in very old browsers.