A font based on the iconic lettering by Siebe Jan Bouma on the Esserveld cemetery
The Esserveld entrance building and lettering was designed by Siebe Jan Bouma around 1925.
After working as a carpenter and an architectural draftsman for the municipality of Groningen, The Netherlands, he became the city's architect. There he designed many buildings and smaller structures (ranging from transformer buildings to schools, street lights and a police station) and street furniture. In his work a preference for the Amsterdam School and Cubism styles is particularly noticable.
The Amsterdam School is a style of architecture that arose from 1910 through about 1930 in the Netherlands. The Amsterdam School movement is part of international Expressionist architecture, sometimes linked to German Brick Expressionism.
Buildings of the Amsterdam School are characterized by brick construction with complicated masonry with a rounded or organic appearance, relatively traditional massing, and the integration of an elaborate scheme of building elements inside and out: decorative masonry, art glass, wrought ironwork, spires or "ladder" windows (with horizontal bars), and integrated architectural sculpture. The aim was to create a total architectural experience, interior and exterior.
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