- The Year of Being Nowhere
For your design inspiration some print design done by Markus Abts. The Year of Being Nowhere won the 2008 red dot communication design awards.
This book with the subject “signsystem of a crisis” portrays the story of Africa by using the example of the Congo and its neighbouring countries. It deals with the geopolitical conflicts of the Cold War, the situation that led to Cuba´s intervention 1965, Che Guevara´s 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.