About Rene Verkaart
Who am I? That's a good question. I can't really answer that though. I'm still discovering lots of new things about me.
I can tell you what I do know though; I don't like anything normal, narrow minded people, mediocracy and a colorless lifestyle.
It's my flow! I submerge in my fonts when I'm working, forget where I am and why I am. I just AM. Isn't that something worth preserving?
For me personally, typefaces are the ultimate way of expressing myself. But this goes for individuals and companies too. Hence my slogan 'Typography to express yourself'.
A free mind
Most of my typefaces (I call them my 'characters') originate in my holidays. There I can free my mind and get inspired by my surrounding.
The best example for that is my Reethi Rah. I designed this during my honeymoon in August 2005 on the Maldives. It's inspired by the resort where we were living and the mood I was in at the time.