Gert Dumbar on the designer as author

Gert Dumbar talks about the designer in the role of author.

For Dutch designer Gert Dumbar, timelessness is one of the most important features of design.

Stylistic durability is a concept a lot of designers aren’t aware of – Gert Dumbar

Dumbar urges all graphic designers to take a stance against marketing-driven design.

Design itself shares many similarities with advertising due to their long-time associations with war and propoganda. Posters are key to visual culture in his home country of Holland and in this speaker talk, he touches on this and the differences between Dutch and German design culture.