Sandra Kassenaar & Bart de Baets

Success and Uncertainty / Back up

The project

Success and Uncertainty shows twenty-one posters made by Sandra Kassenaar and Bart de Baets during their residency in Cairo. Their stay coincided with the outbreak of the revolution in Egypt and the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak in the spring of 2011.


Kassenaar and De Baets created a kind of visual column, expressing a personal reflection on a social problem. Without judging, the designers reveal a vision – a mix of associations – of the outbreak of the revolution in Egypt. All this without being politically correct.

— The title of the project was derived from a newspaper headline after Mubarak resigned, but also reflects on the designers’ own uncomfortable situation.

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