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Toon Hermans
︎ book design

“The nicest nonsense-songs of Toon Hermans” is a book for all ages, showcasing songs by the late Dutch comedian Toon Hermans.

The design had to be purely typographical – no pictures or illustrations were allowed. So I tagged along with that.

For the titles, I chose an ultra-bold version of the typeface Calibre, a sans-serif font with a warm touch. These letters work so well in an array of funny arrangements: after all, being able to read and understand the words was subordinate to the visual playfulness.
The text for the songs is set in Tyfa, a quirky letter with slab serifs. From a distance, it’s very easy on the eye and a real pleasure to read. It’s when one takes a closer look that the details come to life!

Made in collaboration with Tom Hautekiet.