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WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER AND WHAT IS YOUR AIM?

Services... well, we don't really offer services. Because rather than just providing services weithin the formats that commissioners or others think up, we actually re-consider and rewrite the assignment and make it more and more of our own. We are real crafts people in design but we don't do 'service', we'd rather ask for a lot of effort and trust from our commissioners. Which we return by total dedication to innovation and beauty in communication.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE CREATIVE SCENE IN THE NETHERLANDS?

The creative scene in the Netherlands is really strong in conceiving interesting design. The work can easily survive in the margins of mainstream cultural production and doesn't need commercial or corporate support. On the other hand, Dutch design is weak and superficial in its consideration of the designer as a personality of wider cultural relevance; it is still about 'making and doing' and hoping the result will be 'good'. In most countries ouside Holland, the profession of graphic design is virtually non-existent, and we have to keep this in mind. Children do not learn in school about design; they hear instead about art, architecture and literature. In the long run, design has to establish its authority as the thinking 'art of information' on a post-local basis, and at the same tiime, question that authority of course

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