“Q. In your design for the Dutch architecture magazine Archis you use styles borrowed from other magazine to indicate the nature of the content of the articles. Does this approach indicate that you have lost faith in the idea of a singular, effective graphic solution?
A. Absolutely. There is no design which can be seen independent from information overload, from which design is in part profiting, in part suffering. That is, singular, simple solutions are only effective when the problem is reduced to pre-information overload conditions or other conditions which pre-suppose a tabula rasa. Conditions such as: “We just need a recognisable logo”. Or: “We just want the information to get across”. These kind of approaches are reactionary responses to a complexity that is too difficult for design alone to overcome. In that sense Archis is not a solution from the client’s self-defined inside, but one based on their outside, a relentlessly full magazine store from which different typologies are being quoted and stolen.”—Maureen Mooren Daniel van der Velden / The European Design Show : - Design/Designer Information