Gerrit Noordzij (1931) practices many different crafts. From 1960-1990 he taught writing and type design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. His graphic work consists mainly of book design: the publishing firm of Van Oorschot being his main client.

He has written books - The Stroke of the Pen, De Staart van de Kat and De Handen van de Zeven Zusters to name a few - and articles in English, German and Dutch. A collection of the articles he wrote for the ATypI was translated in English and published in the book LetterLetter in 2001.

Gerrit Noordzij designed Burgundica and Ruse for the TEFF library.