The Modernist Arches of Asmara

June 2018

The Modernist Arches of Asmara is a special edition poster (11.5 x 16.5″) designed in accompaniment to Abraham T. Zere’s collection, Anecdotes of Indefinite Anarchy: Dispatches from Eritrea. Poster uses drawings selected from covers for Abraham T. Zere’s chapbook. The images are selected from 286 renditions based on the signature of Eritrean President, Isaias Afwerki. Afwerki has presided over Eritrea’s despotic military regime since 1993, and has instituted a reign of terror over all arts and literary creation in the country. Abraham T. Zere’s Anecdotes of Indefinite Anarchy compiles essays and anecdotes based on experience in Eritrea, and life in exile.