Dutch Design Database, 2010
introducing 60 years of graphic design in the Netherlands
With almost 17,000 objects, the Dutch Design Database depicts the dynamic development of a creative discipline that has grown in the Netherlands to an economy of significant size in the last 6 decades. The exhibition allows not only to experience the physical power of data, but also to browse and search the project-related information interactively.
The database is an online repository for visual material of printed matter, animations, websites, films and other visual communications material from 1945 until now and later. It functions as a digital archive and, at the same time, discusses the subject of digital heritage in the field of applied arts.
In the exhibition, the visitor experiences the physical power of data and wanders as it were through the database while being immersed in the work, facts, figures and developments of the graphic design branch. Dutch designers and agencies were able to upload work during the exhibition into the Dutch Design Database via: www.dutchdesigndatabase.com
Press release published on June 28, 2009.
To get an audio-visual impression of the exhibition design, please check out this link.