Dumbar says clients should be seen but not heard

Graphics legend Gert Dumbar was in typically go-getting form last week at a Crafts Council bash celebrating Dutch design.

‘Don’t listen to the client,’ was the first piece of advice kicking off his talk on working with Governments. He then boasted that The Netherlands has fewer people in Government procurement – ergo less red tape – than any other European country.

‘There are too many clients and too few designers,’ he added, in case anyone thought he was going soft. To finish, he showed off his work with the Dutch police.

When asked what the stripes on his police car represented, he smiled, ‘jail’.

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