Tag Archives: typography


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.

Gastronomy Typography

Two colorful examples of fine food related design seen this weekend: charming cursive plastic lettering at a fruit shop in Berlin-Karlshorst, and a regal package of Échiré, the butter with its own Appellation d’Origine Protégée.

East German design: poster and textile pattern

On a photography walk around Oberbaum City in Berlin-Friedrichshain today, I stumbled across several colorful examples of East German design. I admired the window display Intershop 2000, which specializes in DDR memorabilia and has just moved to a new location due to construction of high-end apartments on their former site. I have mixed feelings about the […]