Because of the turbulent history here in Balkans, now we have a museum dedicated to the past and history of today’s non-existent country of Yugoslavia, more precisely its history after the II World War up untill its end in 1991. Currently the Museum of Yugoslav history in Belgrade hosts an exhibition called ‘Design for a new world’, which presents the development of graphic design in forming a visual identity of a nation, used not only in promoting ideas of new communist party and ideology in its propaganda material, but also used in advertisements for everyday life objects widely used in all households, such as coffee, shoes and soft drinks. Design was everywhere, on New Year greeting cards of famous state owned companies, book covers, and even on boxes of matches. Visual identity in today’s sense was appreciated, and although some themes were limited or imposed as a must by rules of an communist ideology, there was also a lot of space for creative freedom and visual interpretations within the frames of allowed. The exhibition gives us an interesting view on visual aspect of superimposed collective identity and its reflections in our everyday ordinary environment.
As a small boy, Siniša Abramović spent his time by the front yard fence of the railway section house, counting wagons and dreaming of faraway places… 39-year-old Siniša Abramović is a civil engineer and lives in the town of Delnice. Regarding the topic of when and how he became a rail enthusiast, he said: “My […]
Dragutin Staničić is 59 and lives in Zagreb. He is among the very few ferrofanatics who work for the railway, and has done so for four decades now, in the Signalling and Telecommunication Devices Sector in Zagreb. Since the mid-1970s, he has been heavily involved in photography, and over a period of years has made […]
Maybe today we are living “The Age of Museums”, and such title would sound more attractive than the popular game “The Age of Empires”. The number of museums worldwide has been growing drastically in the last 10 years. We see many communities forming new fun stories by forming museums. Punat is a village situated on […]