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…in that moment the designer was the client and the designer at the same time. They could express themselves in a way which was inspiring. This, was for me, a pure laboratory where the designers could go really very far. This was also the period where we worked together with Cranbrook Academy in Detroit which was at that moment the most avante-garde art school in America. The Head of Graphic Design Catherine McCoy visited me and was so impressed by the way we approached our work that she asked if she could send some interns. I said ‘of course’ and there is a lot of influence from Cranbrook Academy in this work as well…


an interview with gert dumbar and my buddy graham sturt from VBAT, well worth a read even if you know the dumbar story and his opinions already… nice job graham!

m / 11-08-2016 11:38 - tags: , , , , , , ,  

ashes to ashes


the first single i ever bought and still own, RIP the legend: david bowie…

m / 11-08-2016 11:35 - tags: , ,  

A to B


…the logo is squat and compact with an air of self-containment, a bit like the Netherlands itself. This is not an invitation to traverse Europe by train, but to travel quickly and solidly in an environment designed for your needs…

a short article on five of the most iconic transport logos according to designer paul blackburn (via ‘grafik’)

m / 08-08-2016 10:49 - tags: , , ,  

graphic past

…it’s been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized the way the graphic design industry works. For decades before that, it was the hands of industrious workers, and various ingenious machines and tools that brought type and image together on meticulously prepared paste-up boards, before they were sent to the printer…

this documentary graphic means which is currently in production, aims to cast its eyes backwards to take an in-depth look at the history of our profession, seems very promising so far…

m / 06-08-2016 13:47 - tags: , , , , ,  

all that j…


nice typographic poster that caught my eye around town; which isn’t very difficult judging by the amount of really really badly designed posters that are now hanging around amsterdam, made by designer (and musician) peter te bos

m / 06-08-2016 12:47 - tags: , , ,