“Abgefahren!”, the award-winning comic on the transport transition by the think tank Agora Verkehrswende and the creative agency Ellery Studio, is now also available in an English edition. The book was launched on June 21, 2021 in front of an international audience at GIZ’s BMU funded Transport and Climate Change Week 2021. The translation was made possible by GIZ.
“Future Ahoy!” is about a family in which three generations talk – and sometimes argue – about transport and mobility. The story offers many facts and infographics that explain the issues: from the city as a mobility commune to heaven and hell in digitisation, from the knight Don Nimbyxote and his fight against wind turbines to the family dog Rudi and his dream of an intact planet.
In this way, the infographic novel combines emotion with information, entertainment with political education. The aim is to win over as broad an audience as possible for the topic of climate change mitigation in transport beyond the small circle of experts. GIZ will use the product in its international cooperation projects on sustainable transport.
The German edition won a gold medal at the “Malofiej Inernational Infographics Awards” in August 2020. The Malofiej Award is considered the world’s most important infographics award. In April 2021, the infographic novel won first place in the book design category at the international Indigo Award.