Overkill is a compendium of works by 40 young artists, designers, filmmakers, writers, and musicians from around the world. Each year since 2000 Le Phalanstre (a group of artists based in New York, Berlin and Tokyo) has asked its friends and colleagues to create an original piece based on a randomly chosen theme. This year's theme is Overkill. The end result is a cornucopia of ideas, aesthetics, perspectives and misunderstandings. In the face of the powerful forces of inertia, pretence, and market demands these artists have created Overkill, a diary, a snap shot, a collection of sincere creative acts, which mean only what they mean and nothing else. John Cage said it best when he stated simply "I have nothing to say and I am saying it". Enjoy! Overkill is designed by Miao Wang and edited by Le Phalanstre.