Joshs European Adventures 2014

Another freezing cold blustery Adelaide winter, another trip to the warmer climates of a European summer. I was lucky enough to be invited to a wedding in Berlin in July and I took the opportunity to check out a few different countries that I was unable to visit throughout last years adventures – part 1, part 2 and part 3 can be found by clicking the links.

On top of the expedition to the Bauhaus Archives in Berlin, I also ticked off some other cultural and artistic landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre, the incredible Mont Saint Michel, the Statue of David at the Galleria dell’Accademia, the Colosseum as well as the unfathomably enormous cathedrals in Bremen, Cologne, Ghent, Paris (Notre Dame) and Florence.

However the designer, as expected, came out in me in Brussels and my long-suffering girlfriend Bethany was dragged along to the Bruxelles les Bains basically because I liked the dynamic design of the postcard I found when trawling through the tourist centre.

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It turned out the be a fantastic event with cocktails, a makeshift beach (despite the location being next to a canal in the middle of the city) with activities for children during the day and parties throughout the night – though as tourists we would have been unaware of these festivities if not for the organisers deciding on such an eye-catching brand.

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A mural of different faces set up in a grid at the Bruxelles les Bains 2014.

So it goes to prove that it doesn’t matter where you are in the world, striking and effective graphic design will attract and interact with both locals and tourists alike.

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