Catalogue Number One

Introducing the Actium typeface family. And the Mafia.

What to do if you have too much to say and too little pages available? Kill your darlings. Next to the simple purpose of it being just a type specimen, so colleague graphic designers can check whether the published typeface would work for them or not, the booklet also is our business card. It introduces who we are, what we do and so on. Only space for a dozen or so pages, we made a ‘best of album’.


Our type specimen: an in-house production at the intersection of concepting, art direction, copy writing, graphic design, typography and typeface design. Yep, we did it all! Process details.

The details are not the details. They make the design.

This book design is a perfect example of our obsessive attention to detail. We’ve been looking for creating the perfect finish by seeking out exactly the right colours and stock for print. Inks were custom mixed and only work on the chosen paper. Half the paper stock has a coated and uncoated side, so in total a quarter of the content looks very smooth and shiny. This gives the specimen a surprising tactile touch – but more importantly it allows for better evaluation of the typeface, as it shows how the fonts work on both the glossiest of papers and an uneven surface. Finally, the books were folded and bound manually because it was too complicated for machines. Really.

Get a copy, experience our very high standards.

Printed in a limited numbered edition, the type specimen is published by the legendary De Buitenkant.

Copies available while stock lasts.