Hollander, another type designed for Hell, is related to Dutch types of
the seventeenth century and was to some extent modelled on types attributed
to Christoffel van Dijck or Dirk Voskens in that it adopts their generous
proportions — in particular their considerable x-height —
and the contrast between their thick and thin parts. Hollander was designed
when Hell had almost abandoned the original Digiset with its crt and coarse
pixels. Improved Digisets now used laser beams, which gave far higher
resolution, and Ikarus, a program for defining the outlines of letters.
Compared with Demos and Praxis, Hollander is freer and more refined. Only
the italic fell victim to the transfer from crt to laser technology, since
Hollander originally had to be capable of being set with the old technology.
Caflisch, M., ‘Die Hollander, eine neue Schriftfamilie’,
in Typografische Monatsblätter 2, St. Gallen, 1987