I had the chance to visit the Buchstabenmuseum (Museum of Letters) last january. This museum was founded in 2005 and opened to the public in 2008. What can you find in this museum? It possesses a collection of letters and signs that are rescued from public spaces, preserved and restored.
There are two main areas. The first one is dark and the pieces are hanging on the walls. Most of the letters here are made with neon lights. Each piece has its own details sheet where you can find out about the date when it was manufactured, where was it placed, what typeface was used (when it’s not a custom), etc. The second area is brighter and it’s more like a warehouse where hundreds of letters and signs are stored and classified, for example, by colours.
This museum is the place to go if you are in Berlin and you like typography, lettering, calligraphy or graphic design in general.
Here are some pictures I took there. I saved some in order to not ruining your visit.
Official website: www.buchstabenmuseum.de
Last December, Marta Diaz and I designed and manufactured a raglan sleeve pullover as a birthday present for our friend Jan Barceló. The pullover features the word RUPA, a word which Jan usually writes in his illustrations.
Excuse us for the pictures low quality.
Sweater and lettering sketches.
Tracing the differents parts of the pullover onto fabric.
Cutting the different parts out.
Preparing paper patterns of the letters.
Tracing the letters onto fabric.
Setting the sewing machines up.
Sewing the different parts of the letters.
Placing the letters.
Paper pattern of our brand Cinic logo.
Sewing the logo.
Sewing the pullover’s sleeves.
Sewing the ribbed parts.
Have you ever spent hours and motivation on a proposal and the client rejected it? I assume it happens to everyone, but sometimes, we are specially proud of these black sheep that come out of our creativity farms. This is the case of the logo I am showing you in this post.
This logo was meant to be for Styling, a surf brand and a chain of action sports shops. This is the original sketch
The union of the ‘S’ and the ‘t’ drawn a ‘4’ making possible to misread “S4”
I decided to separate both characters resulting the following
The ‘S’ looked way too aggressive compared to the rest of the letters. This is how it looked after tweaking it
The logo was looking good
It could still be misread as “Styting”, so here’s the solution I came up with
The logo could be even shorter,
be part of a sunset,
have the company of a snowflake
or some broken decks
All in all, I was proud of this first approach to the project and well, I still have a special love for it even if it didn’t work out.
We are in the middle of the present season and there are already tones of awesome tricks and parts that can be found in the videos released until now.
Here’s a compilation I saw yesterday which is mind-blowing:
It’s pretty sick, isn’t it?
It’s nice to see this huge progression in this sport, where besides the doubles and triples that are being stomped in contests, there’s still room for “small” and creative tricks in the urban shredder’s bags.
In my opinion, this video reminds us that snowboarding is about having fun!
These are a couple of drawings I made while I was getting familiar with my graphics tablet. thanks · jordienolie