Ektypon is grown out of our hiphop background, the DIY mentality and believe in craftsmanship.
We enjoy to make lettering art and calligraphy. By putting these designs on custom-made hats, we’re creating some special limited caps.
The idea of the Amsterdam cap popped up to create an iconic hat for the citizens of Amsterdam. The initial is a custom-made typeface, based on lettering used by New York City DJ’s and B-Boys on their garment in the ’70s and ’80s. Back in the days only sold as iron-on transfers in a few local shops. A homage to the DIY hiphop culture.