Buchstaben Museum (Museum of Letters)

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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!

© Jane McDevitt - Maraid
© Jane McDevitt - Maraid
© Jane McDevitt - Maraid
© Jane McDevitt - Maraid
© Jane McDevitt - Maraid
© Jane McDevitt - Maraid
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Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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