Dutch Profiles: Metahaven

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Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk together form Metahaven, a strategic design agency that has come to define a new methodology in graphic design.

Design as a means of knowledge production and a tool to analyse existing power structures, both commercial and political.

Many of Metahaven's projects are self-initiated, or collaborations with carefully selected partners, like recently WikiLeaks.

In 2010 Metahaven published the book Uncorporated Identity, which gives a clear insight in their research based design practice.

Here Daniel and Vinca visit the famous printer Lézard in the east of France for a project called Geo Game. Geo Game will be a large-scale installation playing with the idea of geopolitics as a giant board game.

Video credits

Commissioning editor: Geert van de Wetering

Line producer: Janneke van de Kerkhof

Production assistant: Anjet Blinde

Research: Liselotte Francken

Director: Marieke Helmus

Camera: Pierre Rezus

Sound: Wouter Veldhuis

Editor: Maurik de Ridder

Voice-over: Micha Westera

Color correction: Maurik de Ridder

Music sound design: Pastelle Music

Produced by Submarine, Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix

Commissioned by DutchDFA

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  • Dutch Profiles

    Dutch Profiles is a series of short documentaries focusing on well-known icons of Dutch design, such as Rem Koolhaas, Droog, Li Edelkoort, Hella Jongerius, HEMA, and Iris van Herpen.