Gert Dumbar

Born in 1940, he studied painting and graphic design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, and in the post graduate graphic design program at the Royal College of Art in London.

Gert Dumbar

 

Gert Dumbar

 

Gert Dumbar

 

Gert Dumbar

 

 

In 1977 Gert Dumbar established Studio Dumbar. With his team at Studio Dumbar he completed numerous extensive corporate identity programs for many major national and international clients including: the Dutch Postal and Telecom Services (PTT), the ANWB (Dutch Automobile Association), the Dutch Railways, the Dutch Police, the Danish Post (together with Kontrapunkt a/s, Danmark) and the Czech Telecom. Since 1980 he has periodically taught and lectured at various universities around the globe (among them the Royal College of Art in London, the university at Bandung, Indonesia and the Hochschule der Bildenden Kunste Saar in Saarbrucken, Germany).

Gert Dumbar

 

Gert Dumbar

 

Gert Dumbar

 

He has been the chairman of the Dutch association of Graphic Designers (BNO), the president of British Designers and Art Directors Association and was a member of the Designboard of the British Rail Company until 1994. In 1994 the Asociacion de Disenadores Graficos de Buenos Aires (ADG) appointed Gert Dumbar to be a Honorary Member and in 1995 the English Southampton Institute honoured Gert Dumbar with the title of Honorary Doctor in Design.

Gert Dumbar

 

Gert Dumbar



Gert Dumbar is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).

 

RECOMMENDED READING

 

Logo R.I.P.: A Commemoration of Dead Logotypes 

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"Logo R.I.P. works both as a critique of corporate culture and design's complicity in it and a celebration of some of the past century's most resonant graphic symbols. . . . It may be clever enough to appeal to anti-corporate activist and corporate climber alike."—EYE Magazine

"Logo R.I.P. is not just a nostalgia trip, but a serious questioning of the ephemerality of modern life."—The Sunday Times

"Behind every good logo is a hidden history of the rise and fall. . . . Logo R.I.P. is a compact, well-illustrated study."—NRC Handelsblad

Including a foreword by Gert Dumbar and featuring design classics NASA, British Steel, BOAC, and Pan Am, Logo R.I.P. is a commemoration of defunct logos that were once an integral part of the landscape, our visual culture, and our lives. Many are icons of their time or can be deemed design classics. In this updated edition, several iconic trademarks (AT&T, Kodak, Lucent, Rover, and Xerox) are added to the logo graveyard. Each entry includes a short obituary (design and cultural history) to ensure that, although these logos may be gone, they are not forgotten.

2018 History Graphic Design

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