We are delighted to announce that our book, Berlin Typography, is out now from Prestel Verlag.
The book represents the culmination of a five year journey through the streets of Berlin, searching out the city’s finest letterforms from carved stone to cursive neon. Over the course of seven chapters, the book offers a thematic selection of shops, services, restaurants, cinemas, U-Bahn stations, street signs and everything in between, drawn from the extensive archive of the Berlin Typography project.
We honestly couldn’t be happier with the way the book turned out … and we hope you will enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed making it. At the end of this post there is a small gallery of our book in front of various famous Berlin landmarks. But first:
Here is the info:
Prestel Verlag, 2021
176pp, featuring ca. 250 full colour images
Foreword by Christoph Amend
And here is where you can buy it:
Click here if you live in Germany.
Click here if you live in the UK.
Click here if you live in the USA.
Please support your local independent bookshop wherever possible.
A note about the blog
You may have noticed that we haven’t posted very much on this blog of late. Indeed, the last post is from the end of 2019, before the Covid pandemic, before we had even started working on the Berlin Typography book.
We had planned to launch a new website to coincide with the release of the book, but this didn’t happen. It is still in the works but frankly we really have no idea what we’re doing when it comes to web design and so we’ve been putting it off. We still have a lot of blog posts we’d like to publish, and there are still many images from the Berlin Typography image collection that have yet to see the light of day. Hopefully we’ll have more news (and a new website) at some point over the summer.
In the meantime, we’ve been devoting much of our time to an exciting new project on the subject of Plattenbauten in Berlin. Check it out on Twitter if you haven’t already: twitter.com/PlattenbauBLN
And, of course, the Berlin Typography Twitter account is still your one-stop source for Berlin-based signage: twitter.com/Berlin_Type
And now, here are some images: