Project

East Coast Europe

Year

2008

Type

Location

East Coast Europe is a research project which sets out to identify an eastern border of Europe. For the design of the resulting book and exhibition, we looked to the iconic vacation bumper sticker – developing one for the project itself and one for every country that could be linked to an eastern coast. Despite rigorous contributions by the likes of Marina Abramović, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Taryn Simon, the book’s visual language flirts with the cheaply produced and pulpy, no-brow novels found at airports before a redeye budget flight. A special edition print was also displayed over two billboards on the monumental socialist boulevard Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin.