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nybf 2012

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

during the 1960s and 1970s, the socialist regime of yugoslavia built a number of monuments around kosovo honoring certain key events of world war II. most of these monuments have been abandoned — dismissed as having no cultural value by most in contemporary kosovo. the kosovo of today is a fiercely pro-american state that also has ambitions of joining the european union, but it is also home to a population that is barred from traveling to most places on earth without a visa. this country’s popular national narrative began in 1999, when the war ended. consequently, the monuments that followed have honored the likes of kosovo liberation army fighters and former american president bill clinton. in every corner of daily life foreign symbolism is ever present: a kosovo flag is seldom found without those of the united states, european union or albania.

this booklet is produced on the occassion of: werkplaats typografie buchmesse / new york art book fair 2012 / moma ps1 / new york

locations of monuments: mitrovica, brezovica, prizren, peja, prishtina, gjilan
pages: 20
design: bardhi haliti
printer: stencilkelder, amsterdam
first edition: 200
september 2012

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Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

my reading list for the next couple of months

and new zines!

Shkëlzen Maliqi—Nyja e Kosovës

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Shkëlzen Maliqi. Nyja e Kosovës. Published by MM/QGB. 360 pages. Second Edition. April 2010




Uncorporate Identity

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010



Uncorporate Identity is about emblems, networks, conflicts, social relations, fantasy, fiction, spies, comics, political theory, geography, voids, memory, history, monuments, search engines, globalization, the East, public diplomacy, black metal, unrecognized states, princes, princesses, solar panels, brands, speculation, flexible labor, crisis, cities, democracy, the Emirates, iconoclasm, heraldy, stealth, banlieues, hackers, money, the west, boarders, poems, communism, libertarianism, shadows, research, architecture, and design (in no particular order).

Designed by Metahaven (Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk)

Edited by Metahaven & Marina Vishmit

Published by Lars Muller Publishers and Jan van Eyck Academie

A gift from my friend Mirsad in Ulm


Sunday, November 8th, 2009








Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

I spent about a day or so at my dad’s house doing some research and going through some old books me and my brother were assigned to read either by our parents or our teachers during our elementary school years. Most of the titles we had read at the time were published by the publishing house “Rilindja” in Prishtina, Kosovo. Rilindja was also a daily newspapersupposedly one of “great importance”. What struck me about those book covers even then was the overwhelming honesty you sense while looking at them. Those are some of the only books I still remember and a lot of it has to do with how they were designed. I particularly like this typographic series.


I also ran across a sweet catalogue that I will scan tomorrow and post here. It has a list of over 400 titles published by Rilindja.

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