The Bilderdijk Initials
Tex, Roxy, Miles and Harvey

Impressed by the beauty of the ‘Bilderdijk Initials’, an ornamental alphabet made by the Dutch typedesigner Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos (1877-1962), we searched the library ‘Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam’ to see the original type proof of 1908. We traced the initials ‘R’ and ‘T’ and used them in 2008 to present Tex and Roxy to the world, in 2010 an ornament of the same alphabet welcomed Miles and another initial announced Harvey in 2011.

Corresponding poster from the
'ABC Primer – Rainbow Series'

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The website of Cobbenhagen Hendriksen (2004-2014) has become the archive of a ten year collaboration between Marijke Cobbenhagen and Chantal Hendriksen.

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Best regards,
Marijke + Chantal