October 2013 - Dutch Mafia was selected by a jury to appear in Communication Arts, Typography Annual 4, 2014.
The Dutch Mafia font and icon set was born from my experiences growing up in a Dutch immigrant family in a predominately Dutch community in Ontario, Canada. The letterforms and symbols recall the unique traditions and images of my childhood, including delft pottery, Sinterklaas, oliebollen, wooden shoes, and mini windmills sitting out on front lawns as garden ornaments.
The Dutch Mafia font and icon set was a self-initiated project. I wanted the style to be simple, ornamental in nature, and amusing--the sarcasm with which it illustrates Dutch culture is completely intentional. At its heart, I hope the font and icon set conveys my enjoyment of, and fondness for, Dutch cultural traditions and objects.
You can see more about this project at mkn-design.com