## Tuesday, January 11, 2011

### monarchy & vpro continued 2 (more digital design)

you really should read the previous post first, if you wish to understand the designs in this post...but one element needs to be added: the colour orange is our national colour, because...of prince william of orange, who fought against the spanish rule in the 16th century. since then, our monarchs, who only vaguely descend from this william, are called de oranjes' (the orange ones). so you understand why the colour is used so much in these designs...

and i'm just making a small selection from http://weblogs.vpro.nl/cover1/inzendingen2010/, with little comment.

design by frank dennissen, VPRO Gids Cover 1, 2010

design by opmaak 1, VPRO Gids Cover 1, 2010, the text reads: will you save the monarchy? you decide who must leave the arena. so text The Name to 2010"

design tim juffemans, VPRO Gids Cover 1, 2010 (click on the image for an enlargement, it contains references to a number of controversies surrounding the royal family, including a holiday resort in mozambique [see the machangulo affair on wikipedia], and the shot (dutch) lion is the topping...)

design by frank voors, VPRO Gids Cover 1, 2010 (bernhard was a notorious lover of fast cars...)

design by sanne van dragt, VPRO Gids Cover 1, 2010

design by basic cmyk, VPRO Gids Cover 1, 2010

design by print, VPRO Gids Cover 1, 2010

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there were more designs which i thought were compelling, including some very nice drawings:

design by jasper rietman, VPRO Gids Cover 1, 2010 (click for an enlargement, worth the trouble)

and a drawing with no real message that i could see, but which i just like very much as a drawing depicting `typically dutch' stuff:

design by dominique pattipawaij, VPRO Gids Cover 1, 2010

my own design will follow in the next post (i certainly don't consider it to be the best, i just like to present it and explain a little).