My name is Mirte Pauline van der Lugt and I’m the new Dutch native in the Dolly Rogers crew. I’m a 23 year old grasshopper who will be interning my little heart out for the next six months as part of my branding studies at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI).
This is not the first time I’ve stood eye to eye with the infamous Australians. I got a little taste of Aussie culture while living down-under in Melbourne for two and half years with my Australian bloke Damon. I’m a girl who likes to walk around in heels, but I tend to have a blokey attitude towards life. I like to learn, be realistic, act tuff, get my hands dirty, be positive, get involved and stay open to what or whoever comes across my path. My interests are eclectic and vary from psychology, religion, traveling and history to art, culture, fashion, documentaries and film.
I’m looking forward to the hard work and good times at Dolly Rogers creative town!
"Inspiration lies in the eye of the beholder" by Jennette Snape for Adformatie (published April 8, 2011)
Our industry perpetually challenges us to generate original, creative, effective and sustainable ideas. Yet it’s riddled with as much imitation as it is innovation. I created this piece for the launch of Adformatie’s new podium section of their magazine.
Titled “Inspiration lies in the eye of the beholder”, it’s a variant on the classic quote “Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder”. Beauty will always remain a prominent theme in our industry, it’s what we use to create desire for our products and designs.
Inspiration is personal and private, what and how we find it is unique to our own sensors, and then what we do with it influences our work and creative expression.
So, where do you get your source of creative food?
Whether it’s work or play, we love to surprise. Each year as a Christmas gift for our clients we send a musical telegram. Last year it was a cowboy and horse playing the singing saw. This year, we put together a dream team composed of the unexpected trio that is my friend Charly, a hip-hop dancer and magician, Eyesful, a didjeridoo player and beatboxer and the talented R&B artist Mar, our master of ceremonies. Their mission was to complete a journey round all of our clients and friends to deliver a special thank you from us in the form of a musical telegram, Dolly Rogers style.
Switch to full screen and enjoy the show!
Photo by Dolly Rogers. Cowgirl: Mirte
Welcome to our scrumptious new website full of mouthwatering, lip-smacking, fresh and flavoursome new work!
We’ve updated the site with some delectable new design and functionality features, particularly in our Projects section. ← Look left! You’ll notice our work is cleverly presented for visual storytelling, giving you an overview of each project with bigger juicier images of all the detail shots. You can read about every project by clicking the ‘Show info’ link within the Project titles.
The greatest feature is that you can see the best of our work in all screen sizes! So drag your browser window and enjoy the fluidity and motion as the images move and adapt to your viewing preference. Nice hey.
We live the culture we create for and our band has expanded, so we’ve got more content about what’s tickling our passions than ever before. You can follow all our blog entries or choose one particular band member you dig the most.
We love sharing and hope you do too! So if you like what you see in any of the projects or blog entries, just share the love… and spread the word that Dolly Rogers are indeed The best creative folk in town! Or don’t be shy about telling us what you think, contact us.
A huge thanks go out to all the awesome clients and collaborators we’ve been working with over the last two years. We love challenging ourselves and working together with those who stimulate our desire to imagine beyond what we know!
Peace and love,
Dolly Rogers is excited to announce that our typography work created for MADE-BY will be featured in The 3D Type Book. The book is due to be released worldwide in April 2011 and is the most comprehensive showcase of three-dimensional letterforms ever written. It features over 1,300 images of more than 300 projects by over 160 emerging talents and established individuals and studios. Amongst others who made the shortlist are; Sagmeister Inc, Vaughan Oliver, Milton Glaser, Alvin Lustig, Louis Danziger, Roger Excoffon, Paul Elliman, Marian Bantjes, Geoff Kaplan, Clotilde Olyff, Italo Lupi, Marion Bataille, Antoine+Manuel, Frost*Design, Mervyn Kurlansky, Non-Format, Oded Ezer, Rowland Scherman, Post Typography, Rinzen, Underware’s Type Workshop, J. Kyle Daevel, Ji Lee, Pleaseletmedesign, Strange Attractors Design and Dolly Rogers!
As well as pioneering milestones from as far back as the 1940s, this book focuses on recent and brand new typographic projects. 3D type specialist Andrew Byrom explains the context and motivation behind these innovative works in an insightful foreword.
The 3D Type Book conceived, compiled, written and designed by FL@33.