Hoofdkantoor, Nutsspaarbank Den Haag, Samuel de Clerq (1876-1962)
Clerk is a one-weight display-typeface in which each letter features more gaps than functionally necessary (a hyper stencil?). Instead, these gaps become ornamental and contribute to define the typeface’s texture. Clerk is based on a piece of lettering, likely drawn by the Dutch architect Samuel de Clerq (1876-1962) in the 1920s for facade on the savings bank of The Hague – a building which he designed. The typeface features an array of bowl-ligatures as well as a flat-top ‘8’. Clerk shines in titling and headlines, while its modular construction suggests various takes such as animation and dismantling.

Basic characters

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j
k
l
m
n
o
p
q
r
s
t
u
v
w
x
y
z

Numbers

0
1
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8
9

Punctuation

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,
:
;
·
!
¡
?
¿
*
'
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«
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#
/
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(
)
{
}
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Ligatures

DC
DG
DO
OC
OG
OO
OQ
ba
bc
bd
bo
oa
oc
od
oe
og
oo
oq
pa
pc
pd
po
ST

Symbols & Currency

°
¢
$
£
¥

Arrows

Accented characters

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Ă
Â
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À
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Å
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Æ
Ć
Č
Ç
Ċ
Ð
Ď
É
Ě
Ê
Ë
Ė
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Ę
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Ì
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Ö
Ò
Ő
Ō
Ø
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Œ
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Ř
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Š
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Ș
Ŧ
Ť
Ţ
Ț
Ú
Û
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Ù
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ť
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