Items Dutch Design Graduates 2012 is the second digital international version of Dutch design magazine Items' annual graduation issue.
Items Dutch Design Graduates 2012 features Items' selection of over 70 remarkable graduation projects from a dozen design schools in the Netherlands and Belgian Flanders, scouted by our team of twenty experts from all walks of design.
Next to the richly illustrated selection, this issue features an introduction by Items' editor-in-chief Max Bruinsma, an essay by Sydney based design researcher Kees Dorst, a revisit of three designers who graduated 1, 5, and 10 years ago, a personal view of life after graduation by former Items editor Robbert van Strien, and a closer look at three design start-ups with a green mission.
Items magazine, the Dutch view on design, was first published in 1982 as a bi-monthly magazine and has been the leading Dutch design journal ever since. Covering all design disciplines and focusing on the interactions between Dutch design and global design discourses, this issue is Items' second international publication. Stay tuned for future editions!
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