Mathieu Lommen


Mathieu Lommen is a design historian. He works as a curator of graphic design & typography at the Allard Pierson museum of the University of Amsterdam. In addition to the famous Typographical Library of Typefoundry Amsterdam, this institute holds an extensive collection of Dutch designer archives. Among them are those of Jurriaan Schrofer, Gerard Unger and Irma Boom. The large collection of type specimens is known internationally. Mathieu writes and lectures on the history of book design, type and lettering. His publications include ‘Bram de Does: typographer & type designer’ (2003, with John A. Lane), ‘The book of books: 500 years of graphic innovation’ (2012), ‘Nederlandse belettering’ / ‘Dutch lettering’ (2015 & 2018) and the just published ‘Helmut Salden Uncovered 1:1’ (with Karen Polder).