De Designpolitie

The who and the what

De Designpolitie is a graphic design agency based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

We produce communication and identity design for clients in the non-profit and commercial sectors with an emphasis on cultural and social organizations.

We have worked for clients such as Theatre Frascati, Rabobank, NAi, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Interpolis, PROUD, Roots Festival, De Volkskrant and of course the infamous jeweler Ted Noten.

For these clients we make websites, books, infographics, folders, brochures, toolkits, apps, animations, posters, campaigns, business cards, invitations, films, logos, typefaces, illustrations and exhibitions.

And although the range of clients and media is quite wide our method is always simple and straightforward. We combine simplicity, boldness and wit with some critical analysis and fresh thinking. And the final result is always a striking piece with a clear communicative message.

Next to our commissioned work we are the initiators of Gorilla, a visual column on current affairs, which is published in De Groene Amsterdammer and online.

Also we are the initiators, curators and organizers of What Design Can Do, an international event and movement about the impact of design on society.

De Designpolitie was founded by Richard van der Laken and Pepijn Zurburg in 1995 and consists today of a small international team of talented and ambitious designers and producers. A fairly large but close network of specialists is at hand to help us with photography, film, programming, texts etc.

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