Functional Pictures

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Whoever has been on an aeroplane will certainly be familiar with the amusing mime of the stewardess explaining emergency procedures. It's all about fastening seat belts and observing the no-smoking rules at take off and landing, oxygen masks, life-jackets and emergency exits. However, in addition to this every seat is provided with a brochure which explains these procedures again in a picture story. And these pictures are not usually less peculiar than the mime ritual of the stewardess. 

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For "Functional Pictures" Ecke Bonk (born 1953 in Verona) has transferred this pictorial world of the aeroplane into the context of the U-Bahn. It is really astonishing what effect just changing your means of transport can have.

(Vitus Weh)

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