The "Nouveau Salon des Cent" portfolio consists of a
hundred posters created by one hundred of the best graphic designers
time, from 24 different countries including China, Japan, Mexico,
Brazil, Zimbabwe, the United-States and most of the European countries,
as a tribute to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, for the Centenary of
death, 1901-2001. Initiated by the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum Partners'
Club. In cooperation with the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum of Albi.
printing was limited to only 380. The posters have been exhibited
in major museums and galleries around the world.
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The Designer - Gert Dumbar
in 1940, he studied painting and graphic design at the Royal Academy
of Fine Arts in The Hague, and in the post graduate graphic design
program at the Royal College of Art in London.
In 1977 Gert Dumbar established Studio Dumbar. With his team at
Studio Dumbar he completed numerous extensive corporate identity
programs for many major national and international clients including:
the Dutch Postal and Telecom Services (PTT), the ANWB (Dutch Automobile
Association), the Dutch Railways, the Dutch Police, the Danish
Post (together with Kontrapunkt a/s, Danmark) and the Czech Telecom.
Studio Dumbar won numerous national and international design awards.
Among these were two D&AD golden pencils. A price that has
never been won twice by any other graphic designer in the world.
Since June 2000 Gert Dumbar is visiting professor at the Royal
College of Art in London. From 1985 until 1987 he was visiting
professor as well and headed the graphic design department of this
College. Since 1980 he has periodically taught and lectured at
the university at Bandung, Indonesia. From 1996 until 1998 he was
visiting professor at the Hochschule der Bildenden Kunste Saar
in Saarbrucken, Germany. Since 1998 he is a board member at DesiqnLabor
in Bremerhaven, Germany. In addition to this he frequently lectures
at art schools and international design conferences.
Gert Dumbar has been the chairman of the Dutch association of
Graphic Designers (BNO). In 1987/1988 he was the president of British
Designers and Art Directors Association and was a member of the
Designboard of the British Rail Company until 1994. In 1994 the
Asociacion de Disenadores Graficos de Buenos Aires (ADG) appointed
Gert Dumbar to be a Honorary Member and in 1995 the English Southampton
Institute honoured Gert Dumbar with the title of Honorary Doctor
Gert Dumbar is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale
(AGI). In 1990 the Humberside Polytechnic honoured him as Honorary
Fellow of the Polytechnic. Gert Dumbar is the initiator of the
travelling exhibition 'Behind the Seen' about the work of Studio
Dumbar. This exhibition has been shown in the Netherlands, Germany,
Japan, the USA, China, Australia and Canada.