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D.J.I.D.I.N.W. / book, signsystem and banner


The book "The Year of Being Nowhere", with the subject "signsystem of a crisis", portrays the story of Africa by using the example of the Congo and its neighbouring countries, the geopolitical conflicts of the Cold War, the situation that led to CubaŽs intervention 1965, Che GuevaraŽs tragicomical time in the african jungle and the difficult happenings thereafter. On the basis of texts, photos, illustrations and a graphical system of symbols on 13 levels, the content gets communicated to the viewer. Together with a banner that combines all symbols, the book printed on customary brown wrapping paper is placed in a wooden slipcase.


Institut für Design

Institut für Design
Düsseldorf, Germany

Christopher Wiehl


Abts, Markus

Abts, Markus
Pulheim, Germany

Markus Abts