Whole: the image fills the bottom three quarters of the whole, with integrated text in red across the top
Image: Redesign of "Iwo Jima". Instead of raising the American flag aloft the soldiers are lifting the Olympic Flag. The image is taken from a photograph and distorted and pixellated. Printed in black and white with red lettering.
Text: Olympic Games Sarajevo 1994
Trio are a design practice made up of husband and wife Bojan and Dalida Hadzihalilovic and their collaborator Leila 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.