“A type designer caught up in doing Graphic Design”

Mike Abbink is one of those rare designers whose careers successfully straddle the worlds of typeface design and graphic design — two disciplines that are actually further apart than most people think. He also straddles another chasm: the Atlantic Ocean. With strong ties to a Dutch heritage, being born in America has never kept him far from his roots, both physically and culturally. It could be argued that it is Abbink’s ability to draw from these diverse experiences that has made his FF Kievit thrive. It’s perennially on the list of FontFonts that are best known and used. Now the family has a Slab partner as individual yet interrelated as its designer’s divergent backgrounds.

Mike Abbink

FF Kievit Slab - Nike logo early version

Mike Abbink: FF Kievit Slab has its origins in early 1998 when Nike asked MetaDesign to revisit its original script logo and make a more modern version. One of my ideas was to use FF Kievit and add slabs to it. This was even before FF Kievit was even finished and a few years before its release by FontFont.

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About YaduSam

Hi! I am a creative Freelance Graphic and Web Designer based in New Delhi, India. I specialise in Graphic Design, Web Design, Branding & Logo Design, Advertising, Marketing, Editorial & Magazine Design and Many more. I studied graphic design at The University of Plymouth (EDEXCEL) UK and have a BTEC (Interactive Media) diploma and also completed my graduation in B.Sc (IT). I have gained a wide range of experience and have worked on some very exciting projects since last 4-5 Years. I am very passionate about my work and love to diversify and keep up to date with the latest design trends. I am committed to provide unbeatable quality and services to all of my clients at affordable and competitive rates. All of my work is produced to the highest possible standard and is driven by passionate and creative thinking.

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