Mevis & van Deursen
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Mevis & van Deursen


Graphic designers Linda van Deursen and Armand Mevis live and work in Amsterdam, where they began their collaboration after graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1986. Mevis & van Deursen have been influential in the development of contemporary Dutch design and are known for their intelligent and innovative work for cultural clients, producing the new identity of the Stedlijk Museum, publications for fashion duo Victor & Rolf, and numerous books on architecture and design. They also have worked on several Dutch cultural publications, including Metropolis M, and won the competition for the graphic identity for the City of Rotterdam as a designated Cultural Capital of Europe. Their work has been shown in museums and educational institutions throughout the United States. Van Deursen serves as head of the Graphic Design Department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, while Mevis is a design critic at the Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem; both are critics at Yale Universitys School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut. Their long and prolific collaboration has been documented in the book Recollected Work: Mevis & van Deursen (Artimo: 2005).

Part of Insights 2006: Design Lecture Series.

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