Lecture Linda van Deursen

Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL)

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Linda van Deursen lives and works in Amsterdam, where she and Armand Mevis began their collaboration after graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1986. They have been infuential in the development of contemporary Dutch design and are known for their intelligent and innovative work for cultural clients, producing the new identity of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the identity and publications for fashion duo Viktor & 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 world. Their long and prolific collaboration has been documented in the book Recollected Work: Mevis & Van Deursen, published by Artimo in 2005. They also designed the new visual identity of the Stedelijk Museum. Linda van Deursen serves as head of the graphic design department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.