Last Friday, while a twenty-four-hour tempest of near-Shakespearean strength blew across the Dutch coastline, Gerrit Noordzij launched his book with a lively seminar in The Hague, at his old home of the Royal Academy of Art. Students from the Academy’s Type & Media course were there, as were some of Gerrit’s old students, and the occasion was introduced by one of the earliest of them, the designer Huug Schipper. We were given a good taste of the Noordzijan pedagogy and skill at the black-(actually green-)board. The author then conducted a virtuoso book-signing session. For a nice record of the event, see the slide show at Anno Fekes’s Vide.