Raw data is bewildering by itself, it means nothing, it scares and confuses. Human intellect rationalises the immense continuum of its surroundings by means of categorisations, tables, and timelines. With this concept in mind, this book represents a challenging proposal: it is the attempt to find a cultural pattern for each country of the EU stated on the distinctiveness of the statistics, the arbitrariness of the samples and the persistency of the stereotypes.
The rigorous approach treats the supposedly familiar, the obvious, and the obviously curious, in the same way. This book is meant as a search for the hidden and the subtle, setting out on a quest for a bird's eye view, and as a way to heed details, however small. 'Geo-graphic Europe' is a book filled with dazzling trivia and curiosities; it embraces our national identities - in their economic, cultural and political aspects - and delivers them in a fun, informative and immediate way.
About the Author
Julia Sturm is a German graphic designer and author. She studied Communication Design at the HTWG Konstanz/Germany as well as at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA/USA. In 2011, she completed her studies with a Master in Advanced Typography at EINA Escola de Disseny i Art in Barcelona/Spain. After working in different advertising and graphic design studios in Germany, she is now currently living and working in Berlin as a freelance graphic designer with a focus on typography and printed matter.
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st October 2014
Dimensions (cm): 19.0 x 14.0