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David Bennewith (NL)



David Bennewith is a New Zealand-born graphic designer and design researcher based in Amsterdam. Under the name Colophon, he works on research and commissioned projects focused on type-design and typography. He has done extensive research into New Zealand type design, particularly the work of Joseph Churchward, publishing a monograph on him in 2009. In 2018 his essay “A mixture of semantics, poetry and marketing.” Approaches to the Typeface Design of Inuktitut Syllabics – a contribution to Fredrik Ehlin and Hinrich Sachs editorial framework Fog Friend Font – was published by Humboldt Books, Milan. Since 2015, Bennewith is the head of the graphic design department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam.


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