Tag Archives: signs

Poster design: Theatertreffen Fünfzig

I like this poster a lot, and I’m not even sure why. It’s all over the streets and subway stations of Berlin right now, announcing the fiftieth anniversary edition of the Berliner Festspiele’s Berliner Theatertreffen, a forum for supporting and premiering new works from emerging playwrights. The head designers for the Berliner Festspiele are Studio CRR in […]

Beyonderground in small-town Belgium

Just spent a couple crazy days in Hasselt, a little Belgian town that my friends Pablo and Manon (among others) have decided to put on the map with their own international design festival. My personal highlights included experiencing giant printing by Letterproeftuin (made possible by a linoleum supplier’s stockpiled scraps and a rented steamroller) and finding […]

Illustration-map: a path in Gion

This charming hybrid of an illustration and a map is posted as a sign in Kyoto’s historic Gion district, at the foot of a mountain that draws many tourists with its historic temple. The map calls attention to a small, steep path leading up a hillside away from the street, where handicrafts and food are […]


Lettering in Boxhagener Kiez, Berlin-Friedrichshain. This used to be a shop for used leather apparel; the sign originally read GEILE JACKEN, which means AWESOME JACKETS. Now it appears to be a record shop named, via subtraction, LECKEN, which means LICKING.