Ektypon is grown out of the fascination for hip-hop and the believe in craftsmanship.
We love lettering and calligraphy. By putting custom designed typography on hats, we’re creating some special and limited caps.
Amsterdam – New York
The idea of the Amsterdam hat popped up to create an iconic hat for the citizens (locals) of Amsterdam.
The initial is a custom-made typeface, based on lettering used by New York City DJ’s, MC’s and B-Boys on their garment in the ’70s and ’80s. At the time only sold as iron-on transfers in a few local shops.
A homage to the DIY hip-hop culture.