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The TpKurier is the second redesign we did of the Courier. The first redesign from the year 2000 was tutorized by Petr van Blokland and Peter Verheul at the Royal Academy of Arts (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten / KABK) and even though it was based upon a five-unit grid, it was drawn by hand. Six years later we designed a grid for another version of the Courier, the TpKurier family was born. This version is completely constructed until its last detail. We didn't want to correct the "mistakes" deriving from the use of the grid, but instead make them visible (see "S").
The TpKurier is based on a very simple grid, composed a proportion of four units high by two units wide. A series of other links between them make it possible to form a font from this grid. We felt it was important to consistently work within these limitations so that any unexpected asperities would help provide the font with its character. Even though it is a rough constructed typeface it was important to us to design real italic lower case letters and not just a sloped roman (see "a", "g" or "s"). The first family published contained a serif and sans-serif version of the TpKurier, with italic and bold.
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