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The ABC of De Designpolitie

Out of print

  • A startling collection of projects, ideas, failures and fascinations of images and reflections from one of the most original design bureaus in the Netherlands
  • Provides insights into their approaches and work processes

Authors: De Designpolitie, Emily King, Louise Schouwenberg, David Snellenberg
Editors: De Designpolitie, Louise Schouwenberg, Astrid Vorstermans
Design: De Designpolitie

2008, Valiz | supported by Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BKVB) | hardcover | 479 pp. | 21 x 15 cm (h x b) | English | ISBN 978-90-78088-21-9

>The ABC of De Designpolitie researches the mentality and approach of the graphic designers of De Designpolitie. The colourful presentation ranges over many implemented and non-implemented projects, ideas, failures, fascinations, photographs, reflections and articles. The ABC is more a workbook, a process book or an inspiration book than a portfolio. Numerous projects are presented, both seriously and with irony and self-mockery.
‘ABC says nothing; it is merely an organizing principle. And that interested us. With it we are saying “within this volume, within these pages, within this quantity of themes, we are going to explain who we are”. This delimitation is inherent to the restricted nature of the profession.’ - De Designpolitie, Richard van der Laken, Pepijn Zurburg