An obsession: brutal, beautiful bus stop design of the former Soviet states by Christopher Herwig

12/02/2014 ISO1200 MAGAZINE 0 Comments


Photographer Christopher Herwig has been hunting bus stops in remote corners of the former Soviet Union since he stumbled upon them while biking to St. Petersburg in 2002. He has covered more than 30,000 km by car, bus and taxi in 13 countries discovering and documenting these strange works of art created behind the Iron Curtain.

From the shores of the Black Sea to the endless Kazakh steppe, the bus stops show the range of public art from the Soviet era and give a rare glimpse into the creative minds of the time.

Herwig’s series attracted considerable media interest around the world, and now with the project complete, the full collection will be presented in Soviet Bus Stops as a deluxe, limited edition, hard cover photo book. The book represents the most comprehensive and diverse collection of Soviet bus stop design ever assembled.


UPDATE:
Great news! Signed a deal with the fabulous designers and publishers FUEL out of the UK. They are now working on version 2. In addition to the popular bus stops in the limited edition book there will be more pages, and more bus stops. It will be available online and in stores by the Fall of 2015. Email info@herwigphoto.com to join the mailing list for updates or follow us on facebook.facebook.com/SovietBusstops or twitter twitter.com/herwigphoto.

Text, images and video via herwigphoto.com


 

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