The Amsterdam Sinfonietta poster series 2012 and 2013 wins the acclaimed ‘Yellow Pencil’ award at the D&AD (Design and Art Direction) Awards in London on Thursday evening. A D&AD Award is recognised globally as the ultimate creative accolade, entered and attended by the best from around the world. Almost a week later and we are still celebrating!
Tom Dorresteijn launches Design Accountability Awards for effective design in cooperation with MarketingTribune. The nominations and winners are selected by an expert panel with representatives from different angles, such as entrepreneurship, marketing, communications, design and education. On June 24, three design cases will be awarded for their link between design and business returns.
Registration for the Awards is available to everyone; client and service, agencies, freelancers, consortium and project organizations. In general all types of initiatives can be submitted: products, services, projects and actions. Own projects of agencies are only eligible when products or services has been placed on the market.
The visual identity of Alzheimer Nederland was awarded with the Gold Cube at the 93rd Annual Awards of the Art Directors Club in New York. Besides that the International jury of the HKDA Global Design Awards 2013 in Hong Kong selected Alzheimer Nederland for the Silver Awards.
Other successful projects is the identity for the ATYPI 2013 Type Conference with a nomination for the European Design Awards 2014. The Amsterdam Sinfonietta poster series 2012 and 2013 was awarded with an Excellence Award in Hong Kong and also nominated for a prestigious Pencil at the British D&AD Awards.
Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, School of Design invited Studio Dumbar to give a workshop and lecture. Liza Enebeis and Vincent Vrints gave a joint presentation focussing on their extreme design differences and to illustrate that even further they teamed up with the students for the day with a Type Battle workshop.
Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague offers a world class collection of masterpieces from the Golden Age; the museum’s most famous painting being Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring.
The 27th of June the extended and completely renovated Mauritshuis will open its doors. Studio Dumbar was honoured with the assignment to design the new visual identity.
Mauritshuis Director Emilie Gordenker about the identity: ‘the new identity expresses the nature of the Mauritshuis; modern but also classical. It underlines the international status of the museum and its collection. The play of 2- and 3 dimensionality in the combination M and h invites you to look further and discover, which symbolizes the experience of visiting the Mauritshuis. The two letters are also a beautiful reference to the monogram used by artists to sign their work in the past.’
In 2016, the Netherlands will preside over the European Union. It is a custom for the presiding country to develop a symbol and visual identity that is consistently used on all communication materials. The Dutch Cabinet decided to use an updated version of the identity that was designed by Studio Dumbar for the Dutch Presidency in 2004. This logo and identity was immensely popular. And apparently still is. It only needed a simple switch from 2004 into 2016.