This exhibition exists to celebrate the diversity of Berlin’s surprisingly large type community. We have paired the typefaces of 27 Berlin-based type designers with the work of 27 local illustrators / designers / artists. This relatively small collection features the work of a wide variety of individuals—from life-long designers to recent graduates and from design ‘celebrities’ to students. Most participants are employed full time as type/graphic designers or illustrators, but for some, their work represented here is more of a passionate side project. Through these images, one can easily appreciate the diversity of the local design scene and get a taste of the current visual gestalt.
This exhibition was on display May 19th – July 22nd, 2011
This exhibition was made possible by the generous type designers and illustrators that agreed to take part. The type designers had the task to first choose and send in a sample of one of their typefaces. From the incredible variety of submissions, we selected one letter from each design to pass along to the illustrators. The illustrators/ designers/ artists had complete freedom to interpret the letter as (s)he felt fit. Each used unique techniques to produce their smart, funny, ironic, conceptual, or purely aesthetic interpretation.
Hannes von Döhren
Luc(as) de Groot
Ralph du Carrois
Kaune & Hardwig
We are pleased to announce the imminent opening of our new studio/gallery/shop next week! Our new residence in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, gives us a unique space to curate and host a number of type-related exhibitions.
Our first show, CAPITAL: Berliner Buchstaben, features the work of 27 Berlin–based type designers as interpreted by 27 local illustrators/designers/artists. This exhibition celebrates not only some of the many talented creatives in Berlin, but also provides a snapshot of the current typographic and visual gestalt found here.
We would like to invite you to join us for our opening night festivities next Wednesday, May 18, from 18:00 – just before the start of Typo Berlin! Stop by, see the show, have some wine, meet many dozens of type designers and illustrators, and catch up with old friends!
The store and gallery will officially open Thursday May 19th.
Missed the opening party? Check out some pics from the evening to imagine you were here!