Hausbesuch – home visit – is the name of an European project initiated by the Goethe-Institut. Over a period of 7 months, 10 renowned authors from 10 European countries travelled to 17 European cities and visited 40 private homes. The writers came to eat, drink, read and enter into discussions with their hosts and subsequently reflect on their experiences. Their accounts have now been published by Berlin based e-book publishers Frohmann Verlag. The series starts with the text “Naples-Dresden in Europe” by French author Marie Darrieussecq and finishes with a printed anthology. In the spirit of happy European diversity, each e-book contains all six language versions and thus serves not only as an inspirational read but as a language guide to South-West Europe. It was my pleasure to design the visual identity for this great project as well as the layouts of the PDF Versions. Without travelling myself, I got to know various European typesetting conventions during the process – Merci! Danke! ¡Gracias! Grazie! Dank! Obrigado!
Check out the PDF of the e-book here!