Travel book for designers takes on Europe

A travel book written and illustrated by more than 30 designers from around Europe will hit the shelves this autumn.

Graphic Europe, An Alternative Guide to 31 European Cities, is the brainchild of London-based designer Joana Niemeyer.

Niemeyer is founder of the consultancy April, contributor of the London section and the book’s designer.

Each contributor has provided text, illustrations, graphics and photographs for ten pages of listings of their favourite hotels, bars, cultural venues, shops and galleries.

The book is being edited by freelance writer Ziggy Hanaor, who claims to have invested ‘all my savings’ into publishing it.

Niemeyer sourced most of the contributors from a collaborative project done with 27 other designers for Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport last year.

‘Many have English as a second language and some designers fell by the wayside during the commissioning process, so we replaced them with other designers that we found online,’ says Hanaor.

Hanaor says the Tate has ordered 20 advance copies of the book.

The 288-page, flexibound book will be published on 5 October by Cicada Books, priced £19.95.

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