Grocers of Berlin

It is a fact of modern life that we do most of our grocery shopping in the supermarket. The idea of going to numerous smaller shops specialising in particular items is certainly not without its attraction … but who has the time? Yet being able to pick up all our fruits, vegetables, dry goods, tinned good, meat, fish and dairy products under one roof isn’t merely a convenience; Continue reading

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A Visit to Hamburg

If the whole of the Berlin Typography project can be reduced to a single idea, it would be the notion that physical urban space is defined by typography. Not exclusively, of course: cities are also defined by climate, geography, history, architecture, and countless other factors. But typography – at least as far as we’re concerned – is an equal, if perhaps less obvious partner. Continue reading

Numbers in Berlin

Numbers are not letters. They may be included in the standard character set of every typeface, but unlike the letters, which have their own reassuring logic, the numerals play by their own highly idiosyncratic rules; there is nothing in the upper or lower cases of the Latin alphabet to prepare you for the unresolved looping of the ‘6’ and ‘9’ or the complete curveball of the ‘5’. Continue reading