Pepijn Zurburg (NL)
Pepijn Zurburg is the founder – with Richard Van der Laken – of Dutch graphic design studio Designpolitie (“Designpolice”), based in Amsterdam. Their studio is celebrated for its fresh, deceptively simple and direct approach to graphic design. Among other projects, they are the designers behind the review column ‘Gorilla’ in Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant and weekly magazine Groene Amsterdammer. In this they react to current affairs with word-and-image graphics. A monograph ‘The ABC of De Designpolitie’ is an index of their reflections on design, and collates their projects, schemes, photographs, musings and articles in a style that is both serious and replete with irony and self-mockery, a natural extension of their own ethos. Together they are also the initiators, curators and designers of What Design Can Do, an international conference about the impact of design.