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Posted by Sebastian on Dec 23, 2004
Ever wondered what it would look like if 255 people wrote the same letter in the same place?
The Collective Type project explores that idea and invites people to participate.
Each letter drawn in will be saved, and an average of everyone's letter will be maintained. In the end, each letter should look somewhat similar to its common appearance. However, due to everyone's unique writing style, variances will occur, causing the letters to have a ghost-like resemblance to their normal selves.
When the project is over, each letter will be added into a typeface that will be available for download.
Commissioned by The European Union, Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas/OMA has designed a new European flag.
The barcode-like logo places all the colours of the national flags of EU nations in strips alongside each other, thereby adressing the nations' individuality and collectiveness in one image.
The flag is a part of an exhibition and symposium held in Brussel under the title 'Image of Europe', The exhibition is about the representation and perception of Europe and was organized by Koolhaas and developed under the joint sponsorship of the Dutch Presidency and the European Commission
Despite being more beautiful, meaningfull and dynamic than the current blue flag with yellow 12 stars (that remain unchanged regardless of EU enlargements because it's a symbol of 'perfection', no less), Koolhaas' conceptual flag has provoked an outcry of critisism.