Berlin, Germany

Editorial | History | Bauhaus

Typefaces: Garamond MT, Söhne, Akzidenz-Grotesk
11. 2016

Berlin, Germany

Editorial | History | Bauhaus

Typefaces: Garamond MT, Söhne, Akzidenz-Grotesk
11. 2016






|  Book  |

This pocket-sized book is created from the Wikipedia article, “History of Germany,” with Bauhaus textiles as visual inspiration.

All time periods are represented by rectangles with different lengths, colors, and patterns. Individually, these blocks serve as chapter indicators for easy navigation. Together, they weave the pattern on the cover, that is, the history of Germany.

Wikipedia - History of Germany
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Germany







|  Memorials  |


Tanja Cotoaga - The Jewish Museum Berlin
unsplash.com/photos/naClUIOyQ7Q

Eisenman Architects - The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
eisenmanarchitects.com/Berlin-Memorial-to-the-Murdered-Jews-of-Europe-2005


|  Poster  |

This lecture poster addresses “the baggage of history” for Jews when traveling in Berlin with the visual reference of two major Jewish memorials in the city, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and the Jewish Museum Berlin. Gender segregation during the Holocaust is represented by the separation of the two triangles forming the Judaism symbol, the Star of David. The male to female ratio of the Jewish victims was approximately 2:1, hence the right-side-up triangles (male) doubles the number of the upside-down ones (female). The typeface Söhne used for the title is described by the designer as “the memory of Akzidenz-Grotesk framed through the reality of Helvetica,” which also ties in with the topical juxtaposition of Jews’ historical burden and modern experience in Berlin.

Wikipedia - Jewish Women in the Holocausten.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_women_in_the_Holocaust

Haaretz - The Star of David: More Than Just a Symbol of the Jewish People or Nazi Persecutionhaaretz.com/jewish/holocaust-remembrance-day/the-star-of-david-isn-t-just-jewish-1.5323219







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