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3D enlightening Copenhagen

20 JAN 2011 // public space / berlin / typography
After visiting Buchstabenmuseum in the fall 2010, I started to register this applied typography in big scale in Copenhagen. Big letters, neon, and stuff. As far as I remembered, this was different from how it was back in Copenhagen. Consequently I started to look around here, and of course there were many more than I expected. That's how it works when you start looking and pay attention to these subversive elements.
On the other hand, there were not many, that I really wanted to collect.
Here's a few, just as examples, which I would like to – not necessarily take home and install in my living room – but at least remember, and not the least enjoy when I pass them on my way through the city.

Big Letters Light

9 DEC 2010 // public space / berlin / advertising / typography
Buchstabenmuseum Berlin. Why are these letters so attractive? I don't get an answer at Buchstabenmuseum, but I most certainly get a wish to look after all these servants of the announcements, sofisticated as well as monumental. In may 2010, during the TypoBerlin conference, we put our noses against the window of Buchstabenmuseum at their location in Leipzigstraße near U-bahn Spittelmarkt. Inside there was a wonderland of 3D letters. Unfortunately open only 2 hours, one day a week.
Since then the museum has moved their showroom to a shoppingcenter at Alexanderplatz with apparently and obvious success. Apparently, because the immediate attraction to all these letters is followed by a lot of publicity on the internet – as well as pictures, which you can make sure of on Flickr for instance.
Torben Wilhelmsen
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