Nothing about Dutch graphic design duo Mevis & van Deursen conforms to type. (english)
Praised for their innovative but clear presentation, they have designed everything from artist’s books for Carlos Amorales, Aglaia Konrad, and Geert van Kesteren to books on architecture, like the book for the New Museum in NY by SANAA, to identities, such as the identity for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam between 2003 and 2007. This book represents a range of work from the past 15 years, mostly books but also posters and smaller pieces. However, the artists have chosen not simply to present the work again but to make it new through collage and reinterpretative interplay, thus “recycling” their innovative designs. Essay by Paul Elliman.