Matthias Kreutzer


Matthias Kreutzer teaches typography to bachelor Graphic Design students at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague.

Matthias Kreutzer (1981, Saarbrücken, Germany) is a typographer and type designer. After his studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie he co-founded Our Polite Society, a studio for graphic design, type design and typographic research based in Amsterdam and Stockholm. Our Polite Society’s production comprises formats such as books, magazines, posters, exhibitions, screens and typefaces.

Their self-initiated work explores documentary aspects of graphic design practice, and investigates how typographic form reflects social phenomena, and the ways in which it relates to ideology and the distribution of knowledge. Our Polite Society have produced works for Bauhaus Dessau, University of Stockholm, Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, New Institute Rotterdam, Malmö Konsthall and Internationale Bauausstellung (IBA). Their work has been presented internationally, was awarded with the Best Dutch Book Designs, and is part of the collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Since 2017 they are publishing typefaces under the imprint Our Polite Society Type.