Feb 17th 2016

Dean's Lecture Series: Mevis & van Deursen

Armand Mevis and Linda van Deursen, from the Dutch design firm Mevis & van Deursen, delivered the Mies Society Lecture as part of the Spring 2016 Dean's Lecture Series on Wed., Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. in S. R. Crown Hall.

Mevis & van Deursen is the internationally renowned graphic design studio of Armand Mevis (1963) and Linda van Deursen (1961). They graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 1986, where they both received a B.Des. in Graphic Design. Their work–with its focus on publications and identities for artists, fashion designers, and architects–embraces an unraveled exploration of the interplay between imagery and typography, which originates from their preference for abstracting ideologies. Their commissioners include the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Walther König Verlag, JRP Ringier, Hatje Cantz, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and The New Institute, Rotterdam. Mevis directs the Werkplaats Typografie (ArtEZ, Arnhem, the Netherlands); van Deursen is a critic at the Yale University School of Art in New Haven, Connecticut, in the United States of America.