BRUXELLES

Design of photographic book dedicated to Brussels viewed from the city towers. The radical character of the process translates into the panoramic format which longs to capture everything, and carry the energy of the flux from one side to the other accross the territory of the image. All pictures by Marie Françoise Plissart.

Icon Magazine x Coast

Shazia Chaudhry, art director of International design magazine ICON asked Coast to take part in their popular 1 page feature called Rethink where they ask graphic designers to redesign something they think needs updating, has been designed badly or has a problem that needs solving. Agencies involved so far have included Bibliotheque who redesigned the UK passport, Build who redesigned the cigarette packet, Proud who rebranded the seaside town of Rhyl and KK Outlet who rebranded the Scouts. At Coast, we choose to redesign something we use everyday : The Euro banknotes. We believe there is a better solution than the current design : a signal for change, creativity and forward thinking. Have a close look to our proposition here.

> Icon Magazine Rethink The Euro Banknote
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Glory Glory charity poster

Coast was asked to participate to Glory Glory, a non profit poster exhibition and book of graphic poster art based on the theme of football chants. Contributors including Music, SEA, NB Studio, The Designers Republic and Wim Crowel were asked to create a A1 poster on a team of their choice. We choose to promote our fantastic Belgium football team with one of our well know local star "Le Grand Jojo". The chant, called "Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole, We are the champions" was created in 1985 for RSCA Anderlecht as "Allez, Allez, Allez, Allez, We are the champions" but it is in 1986 that the mexican version accompagned the red devils to the semi finals of the world cup! 

Two posters versions were created : one for Anderlecht (purple, the color of the team), and one for the belgium team (red for the red devils).

The show was held in London this August at Hoxton Arches. All submissions are available for sale at the event, with all proceeds going towards British Blind Sport, a charity enabling the visually impaired to enjoy playing sport.

Chelsea College of Arts Lecture

Frederic Vanhorenbeke, head of design at Coast, was invited by The Chelsea College of Arts for a lecture on his story on graphic design. From starting your "home" company basically in your bedroom to becoming a multi-disciplinary design agency, the lecture was about daring to take risks and taking opportunities. We thank Chris Harrison for the warm welcome.