Striped blue and yellow, chequered white and blue. The lettering for re:connecting EUROPE was designed with lots of care and attention to detail. We let ourselves be inspired by maritime signal flags – the international flag alphabet is a language spoken globally, from ship to ship. Every letter of the alphabet is represented by its own flag, making the “language” truly international and able to be understood by all. We, in turn, adapted the concept behind these universally comprehensible symbols for the re:connecting EUROPE design, as you can see in our colourful and patterned letters. That’s because, this month, re:publica is headed out on an international excursion, visiting two port cities. We’re in Dublin this week, on 7 and 8 September, and will be heading to Thessaloniki next week, from 11 to 13 September! A special thanks goes out to Norman and Malte from fertig design for their great work on the #rpEurope design.