About

Europa is a graphic design studio interested in all forms of culture. Europa work with a diverse set of cultural institution on projects including graphic identities, books, publications, exhibition design, signage, art direction and websites. Europa’s approach to design is collaborative – believing the constraints that a project brings can be both liberating and joyful.

Europa has a particular interest in architecture, urbanism and the role that graphic design can play in a place’s identity. Europa look for moments when graphic design and architecture overlap, and create opportunities for our work to play a more supportive and less top down role in framing a place.

Europa was founded in 2007 by Mia Frostner and Robert Sollis, both graduates of the Royal College of Art. Gareth Lindsay joined the studio in 2013 and Lauren Budestschu in 2015. Alongside the studio practice Europa run the BA Graphic Design course at Camberwell College of Arts.

Address

Unit 29, Sara Lane Studios
60 Stanway Street
London N1 6 RE
+44 (0) 20 7033 0145

mail@europaeuropa.co.uk 
@europaaporue

Talks & Texts

Making Things Social
Central Saint Martins
26 March 2019
talk

Kingston University
21 November 2018
talk

Archaeology of the Present
Cambridge University
12 October 2018
talk/crit

The Future of Living?
The Collective
20 September 2018
talk

Power, Protest and Participation
Design Museum
25 April 2018
talk

Collaborative Practices and Precarity
in conversation with Rosalie Schweiker
Elephant and Castle Pub
13 March 2018
talk

Art as Labour
Nikola-Lenivets, Russia
6 August 2017
talk

Billboards in Public Spaces

Marking Domains
Institute of Contemporary Art
7 April 2017
talk

Graphic Identity and the Built Environment
RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia
23 March 2017
talk

Four Approaches to Typography
International Symposium of Typography
National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
17 March 2017
talk

The Identity Façade
with Peter Nencini
oughough.uk

2016
text

Work for Work

Alternative Art School
2 November 2016
talk

Learning with Industry
Graphic Design Educators Network
8 September 2016
talk

The Identity Façade
in conversation with Evening Class 
Camberwell College of Arts
8 March 2016
talk

Designing and Editing

in conversation with Zak Keys
Royal College of Art
10 December 2015

Middlesex University
4 November 2015
talk

UCA Epsom
5 October 2015
talk


Bank or Bet?
Ideapedia
Idea Magazine
Issue 371, 2015
text


Identity and Place and Loughborough

Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough
30 September 2015
talk

London Design Festival
Victoria & Albert Museum
19 September 2015
talk

Only Make
Gratuitous Type
No. 4, 2014
text

Progress Proponent 
Grafik
19 May 2014
text

Design Boom
17 April 2014
interview

If Fibonacci was a Concrete Poet
part of Golden Meaning by GraphicDesign&
Design Museum
26 February 2014
talk

Portfolio
IDPURE 33
December 2013
text

What to Expect from a Graphic Designer
in conversation with James Langdon
Spike Island, Bristol
27 May 2013
talk

Etapes – Design Graphique & Culture Visuelle
May & June, 2013
interview

6×6
Letterpress: Something to Say
St Bride’s
9 November 2012
talk

How to get a free lunch from the rector (and David Hockney)
Questions/Questions
edited by Charlotte Cheetham and Samuel Bonnet
printed on Blurb, 2012
text

The Aspen Complex
in conversation with Martin Beck
Gasworks
19 June 2012
talk

How to get a free lunch from the rector (and David Hockney)
The Final Word
Royal College of Art, 2011
text

Aerial Views
Ryan Gander’s Night School
ICA
22 September 2011
talk

Beyond the Glass Ceiling
Astrid Stavro in discussions on the position of women in the creative industries with Paula Scher, Frith Kerr, Coralie Bickford-Smith, Apfel, Fanette Mellier, Mia Frostner (Europa), Corinne Zellweger, Coralie Bickford-Smith, Lizá Defossez Ramalho (R2), Sonya Dyakova and Marieke Stolk (Experimental Jetset)
Elephant Magazine
spring, 2011
text

Literal, Symbolic and Esoteric Lettering
Daria Chapkovskaya and Innokentiy Sharkov’s Studio
Moscow, Russia
29 December 2010
talk

Conceptual Type
Danish Faces
Copenhagen, Denmark
19 November 2010
talk

On Work for Work 
Architectural Association
9 December 2009
talk

Five Ants Are More Than Four Elephants
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien
3 December 2009
talk

Talk for …
Royal College of Art
18 November 2009

Graphic Readymades
University of the West of England
19 October 2009
talk

Social and Relational Design Strategies
with James Goggin
The Reader: Iaspis Forum on Design and Critical Practice
Sternberg Press, 2009
text

A desktop discussion as designers in residence
Iaspis
2 July 2009
talk

Europapolitik
Cap and Design
Issue 4, 2009
text

Professional Practise 
Bournville Centre for Visual Arts
16 March 2009
talk

Fail Better
University of Brighton
22 January 2009
talk

In conversation with James Goggin and Emily King
Forms of Inquiry at Iaspis, Stockholm
6 December 2008
talk

Comments in The 17 
Bill Drummond
Beautiful Books, 2008
text

Graphic Curation
Chelsea College of Art & Design
23 April 2008
talk

Aerial Views
Limoncello Gallery
6 March 2008
talk

Work in Progress
Creative Review
December 2007
text

Work for Work
Grafik Magazine
Issue 155, 2007
text

Workshops & Events

Typography Summer School
Rabbits Road Institute
12 July 2018
workshop

Sign
Ravensbourne University
21 May 2018
workshop

Typography Summer School
Rabbits Road Institute
14 July 2017
workshop

Part of Visuelt jury
Oslo, Norway
9–11 March 2017
event

Help me spend £6k
part of Production Show
with Rosalie Schweiker
Eastside Projects, Birmingham
23 February 2017
workshop

Tableaux
with Åbäke
Assembly Point
11 May 2016
event

Why Publish?
with Peter Nencini
Norwich University
14 November 2016
workshop

EUnity
with Rosalie Schweiker
The CASS
15 June 2016
workshop

Graphic Archaeology
with Peter Nencini
Market Town Corner, Loughborough
6 February 2016
workshop

Selling Sprawl
with Finn Williams, Asif Khan, David Knight  and Jack Self
Royal College of Art
19 November 2015
workshop

Travelogue Summer School
Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto
Porto, Portugal
6–8 August 2015
workshop

The Least Beautiful Swedish Books
Konstfack
Stockholm, Sweden
1–5 September 2014
workshop

Exercices de Style Typographique
La Martinière
Lyon, France
31 March–4 April 2014
workshop

Building Rights Pub Quiz
Victoria & Albert Museum
27 June 2014
event

Walters Way
Camberwell Space
27 February 2014
workshop

We Shape Our Tools, and Thereafter Our Tools Shape Us
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst
Leipzig, Germany
20–21 January 2014 & 12–13 February 2014
workshop

Non-Essential Forms
Glasgow School of Art
11–12 November 2013
workshop

Typography Summer School
The Drawing Room
23 & 30 July 2013
workshop

The Least Beautiful Swiss Books
ECAL
Lausanne, Switzerland
19–23 November 2012
workshop

Go Deep or Go Home
A.S.C. Gallery
17 November–21 December 2012
exhibition

6×6
Her House Gallery
9–10 November 2012
exhibition

The Graphic Design Olympics
Konstfack
Stockholm, Sweden
9–13 April 2012
workshop

Typography Summer School
The Drawing Room
10 & 17 July 2012
workshop

Positive Futures
Part of Into the Fold
Camberwell Space Gallery
6 March 2012
workshop

Pitti Imagine Uomo It’s Graphic Now!
Fortezza da Basso
Firenze, Italy
8–11 January 2012
exhibition

Bryan’s Bar
Sunday Art Fair
13–16 October 2011
event

Typography Summer School
The Drawing Room
4 & 14 July 2011
workshop

Exercises in Typographic Style
Konstfack
Stockholm, Sweden
11–15 April 2011
workshop

Copy Shop
Klingspor Museum Für Internationale Buch- & Schriftkunst
Offenbach, Germany
15 February 2011
workshop

Ryan’s Bar
with Ryan Gander
Sunday Art Fair
14–16 October 2010
event

Concept Typing
Berghs School of Communication
Stockholm, Sweden
3–6 September 2010
workshop

Typography Summer School Critiques
V&A Museum
30–31 July 2010
event

Typography Summer School
The Drawing Room
6 & 13 July 2010
workshop

Parallel School
Strelka Institute
Moscow, Russia
16–18 June 2010
workshop

Inverted Parallel Cards Tournament
Berkeley Art Museum, USA
30 April 2010
event

Inverted Parallel Cards Tournament
Lisson Gallery
21 January 2010
event

Incredibly Short Stories
with Holly Wales
Winchester School of Art
17 November 2009
workshop

Publish and be Damned
Oxford House
27 September 2009
event

Barterama
Barbican
26 July 2009
event

Sub-Plan
with Finn Williams and David Knight
Architectural Association
13–31 July 2009
workshop

Invisible Library
with Petter Hanberger
Tender Pixel Gallery
26 June 2009
workshop

Iaspis (International Artists Studio Program In Sweden)
Stockholm, Sweden
22 June–14 August 2009
artist residency

One Week Studio
Danish Design School
Copenhagen, Denmark
2–6 March 2009
workshop

Forms of Inquiry Reading Room
Lausanne, Switzerland
27 February–9 April 2009
exhibition

A Typology of Well-Being
Kingston University
6 February 2009
workshop

Session 2 Flags
Am Nuden Da
23–25 January 2009
exhibition

Of Libraries
London Metropolitan University
2008–2009
workshop

How Very Tokyo
Claska Hotel
Tokyo, Japan
5–28 December 2008
exhibition

Parallel Cards Tournament
Wouldn’t it be nice…
Somerset House
22 November 2008
event

Creative Accounting
with Finn Williams
Royal College of Art
13 November 2008
workshop

Growing Bunting
Village Fête
Victoria & Albert Museum
25–26 July 2008
event

No Place Like Home
London College of Communication
7–14 May 2008
workshop

Knowledge Bank
London Metropolitan University
2007–2008
workshop

Grass Stain Championships
Village Fête
Victoria & Albert Museum
27–28 July 2007
event

Alphabeting the Museum
with Catherine Guiral
Victoria & Albert Museum
20 March 2007
workshop

Walking Portrait Gallery
Village Fête
Victoria & Albert Museum
28–29 July 2006
event