About Jos
Jos Buivenga can be passionate about a lot of things. He loves to paint, listen to music, brew an almost perfect espresso… but nothing challenges and rewards him more than designing type. If ever he was stranded on a desert island he would still draw alphabets in the sand, even if there was no one else to see them. He is the founder of exljbris, the one-man Dutch font foundry through which he releases and offers his typefaces. For 15 years, his online friends and fans could follow the development of his typefaces and download the results at no cost. In 2008, while still working as an art director at an advertising agency, he released his first commercial typeface Museo with several weights offered for free. That strategy paid off and Museo became a huge bestseller. Partly thanks to that success he now calls himself a full time type designer. All photos by Jos van Roij
http://www.exljbris.com
Current city: Neede
Jos Buivenga can be passionate about a lot of things. He loves to paint, listen to music, brew an almost perfect espresso… but nothing challenges and rewards him more than designing type. If ever he was stranded on a desert island he would still draw alphabets in the sand, even if there was no one else to see them. He is the founder of exljbris, the one-man Dutch font foundry through which he releases and offers his typefaces. For 15 years, his online friends and fans could follow the development of his typefaces and download the results at no cost. In 2008, while still working as an art director at an advertising agency, he released his first commercial typeface Museo with several weights offered for free. That strategy paid off and Museo became a huge bestseller. Partly thanks to that success he now calls himself a full time type designer. All photos by Jos van Roij
 
Near Neede - in Borculo- there is this former oil mill dating back from 1375. One of my favorite restaurants nearby.
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The main (and only) shopping street of Neede has a quirky mix of abandoned spots and lively shops.
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North of Neede lies a beautiful, gently sloping landscape shaped 150.000 years ago by an ice age. Great place to cycle or walk.
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Northwest of Neede you can find the remains of a swimming pool which is now part of a nature area. The diving board serves as a viewing point.
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This former parsonage has been our new studio and home for a few Months.
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