Underworld, the result of The Barcelona Project, a co-operation
of three different disciplines: photography (Michiel van Nieuwkerk),
writing (Yoeri Albrecht) and graphic design (Agata Zwierzyñska).
The publication is a detective photo-comics. Its story was narrated
and shot on the streets of Barcelona in a work period of two weeks,
using the city as a natural background for the fight between the
Good and the Bad.
The book is a literal as well as an associative sample of films,
music, lyrics, photographs, poetry, literature and the media building
around Goethes classic tale of Faust. With its form it creates
a new story, intending to fit in at newsstands, art bookshops,
comics- and plain bookstores.
The project researched the borders of each discipline and tried
to cross them to make their inter-action more alive and exciting,
both for the project participants as well as the intended readers.
Underworld offers a broad range of just over a 100
full-colour pages, treated as double-spreads, and aims at surprising
and challenging the viewer. Its glossy recycling makes it readable