Richard van der Laken
Born 1970, Richard van der Laken together with Pepijn Zurburg is the founder of Dutch graphic design studio Designpolitie (“Designpolice”), based in Amsterdam. Their studio is celebrated for its fresh, deceptively simple and direct approach to graphic design. Among other projects, they are the designers behind the review column ‘Gorilla’ in Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant and weekly magazine Groene Amsterdammer. In this they react to current affairs with word-and-image graphics. Van der Laken and Zurburg are also the initiators, curators and designers of What Design Can Do, an international conference about the impact of design.