Summer 2007


Since October 2006, the Dutch daily newspaper De Volkskrant has published a regular ‘column’ called Gorilla, a graphic response to the news of the day. This front-page feature, which won the jury prize of the inaugural European Design Awards (EDA) in Athens in May, is a collaboration between Lesley Moore, Herman van Bostelen and Amsterdam design practice De Designpolitie (

Subjects tackled range from international politics to local scandals, from culture to social comment. The best Gorilla panels – simply realised, colourful, typographically inventive and edgy – pack the graphic punch of miniature posters.

The series can be seen at


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