"Besides print-work Crouwel has designed several font sets, of which the New Alphabet (1967) is best known. This typefaces was developed after seeing the first digital typesetters at a print exhibition in Germany. The digital production of the Garamond, as presented on this exhibition looked horrible to him. Crouwel thought it would be better to design a typeface that was suitable for this machine instead of forcing it to use the typefaces we knew. He drew the New Alphabet, a highly abstract font, based on a dot-matrix system. The face was as high as it was wide, thus lining in every way so it would fit in every grid system.This typeface was merely developed as a theory, a direction of thinking. It wasn’t meant for actual use."