As part of the city’s Lange Nacht der Museen (museum night), Berlin’s hoped-for Buchstaben Museum (letter museum) invited visitors to view its collection in a converted space on the ground floor of a highrise apartment building in the Leipziger Straße.
This is Berlin. So what typeface do you see? Meta, of course!
The approach toward the Schaudepot.
Although the experience was cool, I have to admit that my visit was not as good as it could have been. Apart from the size of the collection, which was small, none of the volunteers present asked me, for instance:
- if I wanted to sign up for their email list (I already had on their website)
- or if I would like a tour (I would have)
- or if I would like to make a donation to their cause (which I wouldn’t have had, but it is always nice to be asked).
I would have paid admission to enter, but there wasn’t a fee. I did buy two cute little buttons! If you missed this open house, I’m sure that there will be another opportunity; this is already the second opportunity inside three months.
What a wacky blackletter! Those stokes on the top of letters look like serifs. So is this a semi-serif fraktur?
Quite a beautiful old shoe sign. Neon, but with so much more love.
Mercedes-Benz letters. The museum says that they are modified Corporate A.