Bus stops are usually pretty functional objects, windy things often full of eddying sweet wrappers and made of plastic. However, Christopher Herwig has travelled through 14 former Soviet countries and travelled almost 19,000 miles to capture the most incredible works of public art that doubled as bus stops in the Soviet era. These beautiful, eerie, often abstract structures stand in desolate wastelands, like props from a Roy Bradbury film, or a vision of a lost future.
This is the most comprehensive collection of Soviet bus stops ever produced, and come from Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Abkhazia, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Belarus.
No wonder art critic and brutalism fan Jonathan Meades wrote the forward!