Visual archive…

While this blog once started out as a personal diary of thoughts, rhyme & riddle and makings of all sorts, it pretty soon became a record of my adventures in FontStruct. So I decided to continue most of it in English, for fellow structors and friends to follow…

The blog broadens its scope.

It will show graphic design, focusing on typography and book design. Some of the books shown, I carried with me for years, many are bought on flea markets and in second hand bookstores, often for their good looks alone. The stuff on this blog has somehow caught my interest, not paying too much attention on what is hot today: there are many fine blogs that keep you tuned to that.

A lot of what I show has to do with what printed matter looked like when I was a young boy. Type and imagery that formed my taste and eye before I was consciously dealing with visual language. Two colour printing, manual colour separation, print that reveals its making process…

* this blog takes pride in showing only original images. If I did not make wat’s depicted, I at least photographed the subject myself. This is not a re-cycled relinked reference site as there are too many already. So please respect copyright. If you ‘quote’ images on another site, refer to this blog. If you want to use some images for any purpose, please contact me. I am known as calm and friendly.

I first used the ‘typerider’ alias on FontStruct. That’s where the blog got its name. My name is Peter De Roy. I have been working as a graphic designer for 20 odd years, and run a letterpress studio on the side. I teach graphic design and typography in Brussels, Belgium.

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