Jan was a Dutch Type Designer who was born in Gouda, The Netherlands in 1892 (deceased 1958).
He largely created highly readable and well crafted typefaces like Romulus for text, printing and the Monotype machine.
His quote still rings true today "The history of calligraphy and typography is Mainly a matter of tracing variations caused by cultural, linguistic, nationalistic and economic factors."
A number of his designs are In the same vein of Bodoni and Baskerville, with calligraphic styling and stroke variations. In 1986, the Jan van Krimpen Project was started to ensure the archiving of his artwork.
His work has appeared on postage stamps
His typeface Spectrum(1941–1943) is one of the few that has been digitized.
Other designs include Antigone, Sheldon and Lutetia.