Petr van Blokland (1956) works together with designer Claudia Mens and others, depending on the type of project. He graduated in 1980 cum laude in Graphic Design at KABK/The Hague and studied Industrial Design in Delft. His special interest is in typography, type design, designing the design process, programming and design theory.
Van Blokland received the Charles Peignot Award for typography of ATypI in 1988 and was Board Member for a number of years. He lectured at various academies on bachelor and master level. His current focus is on international projects related to typography and type, e.g. as co-founder of webtype.com, and typenetwork.com for which a range of software design tools were developed. That is also the location of his type foundry TYPETR.