No matter how hard you try, your eyes can’t help but be drawn to the images. The perfect use of white space together with the imaginative typography and gripping artwork makes for harmonic, balanced, and truly beautiful design. Not to mention the irresistible decisions made in the colour palette. Though, it would be negligent to assume that his designs are just easy on the eyes.
Of his project, Do Animal Think?, Doerre exhibits poetic grace when philosophising about the fauna inhabiting our planet. “Are animals thinking? How they interact with fellows? This were some of the questions I asked myself. And yes, I believe animals are thinking. And the science thinks also so. Their brains are organized and those are working same as our brains do - which is proved. But how they are thinking? Do they have memories? Do they know who they are? Are they following again and again just the same chain of thought? Or do they have their own personal act of thinking?”
His most recent collection, There Is No Longer A Golden Age, showcases a far more stern perception of society’s treatment of animals. “There is no longer a "golden age" for many species on our planet. Some day they will not exist as they were born. Some day we will have only chemical clones of them. We humans are destroying their areas. We are destroying the animals. About ten years ago there were many of them. But now we are getting worse and worse. Some of us are trying to rebuild them, instead of to care that we can keep the "originals".”
Technically skilled and conceptually on point, designers like Doerre are exactly what the print industry needs right now. And for someone so young, it's mindblowing to think what he'll be doing in the future.
Words / Anthony Thomas