whole: the image fills the whole with integrated text in white
image: Redesign of the Coca-Cola logo. The coca cola script has been altered to say Sarajevo, written in the same script. Printed red and
text: Enjoy Sara-jevo 1992/93
Single sheet, printed on one side only.
Trio are a design practice made up of husband and wife Bojan and Dalida Hadzihalilovic and their collaborator Lejla Hatt-Mulabegovic. When war broke out in Bosnia in 1992, Trio found themselves trapped in the four year siege of Sarajevo. Isolated, they produced a series of darkly humorous postcards, drawing attention to the plight of the city and satirising icons of art, film and advertising such as the Coca-Cola logo, the Mona Lisa, Marilyn Monroe and the US flag being raised at Iwo Jima. The Olympics were a frequent theme in the series. In 1984, visitors had flocked to the Sarajevo Winter Olympics, but ten years later the city felt abandoned by the world. The postcard format was chosen for its portability, but later many designs were re-made as posters.
When war broke out in Bosnia in 1992, Trio Sarajevo, an award-winning design-led practice from Sarajevo, found themselves caught in the near four year siege and blockade of the city. The practice consisted of husband and wife Bojan and Dalinda Hadžihalilović and their collaborator Lejla Hatt-Mulabegović. All were strongly influenced by the aesthetics and ethos of Pop Art and Punk. Isolated from the rest of the world, they produced a series of darkly humorous postcards, drawing attention to the plight of the city and satirising icons of art, advertising and film such as Coca-Cola, Absolut Vodka, the 'Mona Lisa', Marilyn Monroe and 'Jurassic Park'. Throughout the siege the artists continued to work using limited resources. The postcard format was initially chosen for its portability and to suggest the idea of sending a message to the outside world, but later many designs were re-made as posters and reproduced by the international media.