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 economical, cultural and political aspects - and delivers them in a fun, informative and immediate way.
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.
Country; Politics and Government; Economy; History; People; Habits and Customs; Morality and Religion; Education; Language and Communication; Arts and Cultural Life.