Disappear Here is a poetry and moving image project inspired by Coventry's Ring Road and the city's brutalist architecture.
The project, directed by Adam Steiner, invited nine poets and nine filmmakers from around the country to produce a body of three visual pieces each. The finale took place at Coventry's heart of the urban art scene: The Box, at Fargo Village.
This Arts Council Funded project generated plenty of interest both within a local creative scene as well as in the national media such as the BBC and The Guardian.
Art Direction & Design: Emilia Moniszko
WHAT WE DID
The logo plays homage to a sculpture that was once stood at one of the ring road's junctions. The shape of the logo echoes the circular form of the ring road whilst the vector is resembling the harsh angles of the sculpture which connotate to what's left of the brutalist notion of Coventry's architectural landscape. The use of black and white was influenced by the black and white palette selected by the project's director and artist Adam Steiner.
Both design concepts explore to the idea of 'disappearing', whilst also relating to the roots of the project which are the Ring Road, and the 70's brutalism which can still be observed in the city's landscape today.
The project is exploring the past but from a contemporary perspective, for this reason, snapback caps and canvas tote bags were proposed as the main merchandise items together with posters and ping badges, to highlight the urban elements of the project that were investigated by the Disappear Here contributors.