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• • • • • • on letters, words, books and graphic design • • • • • •

• About Spinsels

U P D A T E  II – August 2009

Spinsels 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 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. Printed 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 of those 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.


While this blog 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… Reactions are welcome.

Spinsels zijn bedenksels, oprispingen, gemijmer, verzinsels
over teksten, letters, schoonheid, passie, verveling, het leven.
Er zit een web in mijn hoofd.


I use the ‘typerider’ alias on FontStruct.
My common name is Peter De Roy. Together with my partner Betty Reyniers I have been working as a graphic designer for 20 odd years, some of which were dedicated to working with and promoting fonts & pics for FontShop Benelux. I teach graphic design and typography in Ghent, Belgium.


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