René Verkaart



His daytime job is as co-founder and graphic designer at Stoere Binken Design, a renowned graphic design studio in Holland. The rest of the time he is a type designer – his real passion. After years of designing custom type and logos for his clients, he descided to start his own type foundry – Characters Type Foundry. He believes that every typeface needs to have an own personality which gives people the means by which they can express themselves.

Name: René Verkaart

Date of birth: 8 May 1970

Loving wife: Gabriele Birnstein

Favourite car: Mini Cooper

Sport: Kungfu

Home: www.characters.nl, www.stoerebinken.nl