If you Love typography, this is the place for you! An entire museum dedicated to your passion.
Buchstaben Museum – the Museum of Letters – is a celebration of the written form. Quite literally (excuse the pun) the space is inhabited by letters of all sizes and font faces. The museum, tucked away indiscreetly behind a mall in Berlin, is a collection built from contributors who bring new life to the found type. Bold, white sans-serifs fill one room while neon signage occupies another. Some are old, with worn and peeling paint, while others appear pristine and bear no evidence of time. The letters run a wide gamut, and collectively become an exercise in form and communication. It is truly a typographer’s dreamscape!
The museum is unique in that it features pieces of signage from around Berlin, including many different typefaces, styles of manufacturing, and variants on displays. This includes neon, chrome lettering, fired earthenware objects, and more. Current and former residents of Berlin will recognize many of the museum’s odder, “legendary” holdings, including fragments from the bathhouse Oderbergerstraße, as well as the lit-up “play of light,” “pastry,” and “ornamental fish.”
Feel desain has visited the museum for you, and this is the our photographic review. Enjoy.