The BUCHSTABEN MUSEUM is a must see for anyone interested in typography, design and architecture while in Berlin. Although almost aptly yet incongruously located in a shopping mall, the Museum is devoted to preserving and documenting letterforms. The musuem are actively searches for outstanding letterforms and typographic objects that merit preservation.
Some of my favourite pieces include neon building signage from the former GDR and faces set in script like this one from Schuhe. The museum will be RE-OPENING next month with a brand new floor layout and design and I can't wait to attend the official opening.
"Students Marcus Hahn and Wolfram Schmeisser have developed a new concept for the design and layout of the Buchstabenmuseum as part of their thesis project. Their interdisciplinary studies focused on practical planning, technology and design. Their reorganization of the museum space has created a fresh atmosphere that allows the exhibits to be discovered and appreciated individually. Come see for yourself—have a conversation with the students and check out the results of their hard work.
In cooperation with the Interior Design division of the Coburg University of Applied Sciences Design Department of Fakultät Design, lead by Professor Werner Kitzinger and Tobias Kunz."
Opening: Saturday, 2 July 2011 5pm–9pm
Entry: free (Please make a contribution for the students)
Showroom: Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 13
10178 Berlin (Berlin Carré, 1st floor)
BUCHSTABEN MUSEUM on Faccebook