Digesting Design

A Delivery of Typography

Posted in Everything Else by Paul on January 16, 2009



Well last night, I would have to say will be a one off, but a fantastic one at that. I heard about the Buchstabenmuseum here in Berlin which means ‘Letter Museum‘, which has been set up by Barbara Dechant and Anja Schulze. It is an archive of traditional typography, but we are not talking about anything for the faint hearted here, we are talking about huge and I mean HUGE 3D typography donated by people and collected by the two designers.

Visits are by appointment only, but I was lucky enough to head there last night while they were receiving a ‘delivery of fresh typography‘ in Barbara’s words. They had just come from an event and picked up ‘WILKOMMEN‘ and ‘SERVUS‘ (meaning goodbye, Bavarian style), so a new batch to add to their ever expanding collection. The Buchstabenmuseum website is being relaunched in the next few weeks I was told and the plan is for the typography to be set up as a permanent exhibition with a rotating ‘specials‘ section to this exhibition as well. Anja and Barbara are in the process of sorting this out, so I will keep my eyes and ears open.

If you manage to get to Berlin at any point, please please check this out through the museum’s windows, you will not be disappointed. Leipziger Strasse 49 10117 Berlin. I have never heard of and seen anything like this before! The full set of photographs are on my Flickr page here.




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  1. […] Museum), for some very very big examples of found lettering. You can read his blog post about it here, or see his Flickr pictures here. « VCTV: […]

  2. AlcotaGally said, on April 10, 2009 at 3:26 am


  3. Ex Girlfiend said, on April 10, 2009 at 6:50 am

    I noticed that this is not the first time you write about the topic. Why have you chosen it again?

  4. Paul said, on April 10, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    To Ex Girlfriend: What do you mean? Paul

  5. Kersardebooge said, on April 28, 2009 at 5:40 pm

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