The world’s first fully-operational torpedo was developed in Rijeka by Bolton-born engineer Robert Whitehead
Yugoslavia in the Year 2000
Throughout 1960, Globus magazine ran a series of articles about what they thought the country would look like in the year 2000. Casting their eyes over existing plans for concrete suburbs and high-rise cities, Globus’s writers were essentially saying that, thanks to socialism, the future was already here.
Journey to Russia
Miroslav Krleža’s masterpiece of mid-Twenties reportage is a compelling hybrid of travelogue, personal memoir and political essay
The Elusive Emperor
Few people are so central to the history of Split as Roman Emperor Diocletian. And yet it’s surprising how little we know about the man.
What is a song without a sleeve? Jugoton’s place in art and pop
Zagreb record label Jugoton didn’t just nurture a unique music scene. It also set new standards in Croatian design
Hoochie Coochie Hoću Kući
Is Milan Manojlović Mance’s Man from Katanga the greatest Croatian album ever made?
One of Europe’s most breathtaking new museums is on the Croatian island of Lošinj
Rijeka Rock City
It was the port city of Rijeka that led the way when it came to Croatia’s relationship with the electric guitar, and it is Rijeka that preserves most in terms of rock and roll heritage today.
Welcome to Hofbauerland
Few graphic artists are as closely associated with the Zagreb urban landscape as illustrator, poster designer and graphic novelist Igor Hofbauer.
Although rarely celebrated, it’s Zadar’s rich stock of Sixties-era architecture that gives the city so much character.
Croatian artist Julije Knifer spent the best part of 45 years painting endless variations on the theme of the meander. But did he ever intend so many of his meanders to be exhibited in the same gallery all at once?
Parts of the mural-covered wall running along Zagreb’s Branimirova ulica were demolished at the end of May 2015. The news was greeted by a wave of public indifference, despite the fact that the wall is one of the city’s defining visual landmarks.
Few artists exemplify the former Yugoslvia’s modernist heritage quite so much as Croatian sculptor Vojin Bakić