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Fred Smeijers is a type designer born in the Netherlands. He has designed typefaces for FontFont, TEFF, DTL and for his own foundry, OurType. Apart from his retail-design work, Smeijers designs custom typefaces for clients like Philips and Canon-Europe. Fred Smeijers also published various written works, among them Counterpunch and Type Now, both at HypenPress, London.
Among his typefaces are:
Fred Smeijers is currently Professor for type design and digital media at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany and visiting professor at Type and Media KABK, in The Hague, the Netherlands.
Next to his type design practice and teaching, Smeijers has a particular interest type history and is currently involved in several research projects.