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Newsletter #45


Newsletter #45

The international journey of Dutch design takes us to Vancouver and Shanghai this week, while on the home front, we feature two very different books (each with their own impact), a piece of IJburg was given away and slowLab comes to Amsterdam. Watch out next week for our preview of the biggest event in the Dutch design calendar: Dutch Design Week.


Holland's hottest rising star

Holland's hottest rising star

Unpretentious and raw, Sarah van Gameren is minus the gimmicks and jargon. Her work is about revealing the process and not just because it is fashionable or interesting, but because it is beautiful.

How to cope with designer's block

How to cope with designer's block

Andreas Gerolemou strips divination of its mystery. His "Apprentice Guide" looks at African folklore and uses its essence to devise a clever tool for designers to solve problems.

I’m JAC Design’s winning designs for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games

I’m JAC Design’s winning designs for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games

Twenty-four sport pictograms and a series of sports illustrations designed by I’m JAC Design from Rotterdam are unveiled in Vancouver as a key part of the graphic identity of the 2010 Winter Games.

Dutch designers are Entertainers

Dutch designers are Entertainers

The new book by Die Gestalten entitled 'Desire' examines design today in terms of four characteristic aesthetic styles. Most of the Dutch designers featured are either Entertainers or Taletellers.

Prime real estate becomes business gift

Prime real estate becomes business gift

Want to own a piece of The Netherlands? Claudia Linders has created an exclusive business gift for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to give to its international contacts which is just that.

Oncovered: The Sound of Graphic Design

Oncovered: The Sound of Graphic Design

What if the image on a cover determined the music on the album itself? That's the aim of the game for the project ONcovered: The Sound of Graphic Design.

Kossmann.dejong win design competition for World Expo Shanghai 2010

Kossmann.dejong win design competition for World Expo Shanghai 2010

Exhibition architects Kossmann.dejong have won an international competition to design the 'Urbanian Pavilion', one of the five Theme Pavilions at the World Expo Shanghai 2010.

2008 Annual for the Art Directors Club of The Netherlands receives bullet wound

2008 Annual for the Art Directors Club of The Netherlands receives bullet wound

To metaphorically suggest the concept of creative targets, Amsterdam-based design agency The Stone Twins 'ordered' the Dutch army to shoot through 600 copies of the 2008 Annual for the ADCN (Art Directors Club of The...

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