Buchstaben Museum in Berlin

The Buchstaben museum in Berlin is devoted to type and it is looking for entries.

The aim of the Buchstabenmuseum (Museum of Letters, Characters and Typefaces) is the preservation and documentation of letters, regardless of culture, language and font systems. Letters stand at the interface between written and visual culture. They are the basic elements of all semiotic textual traditions and written communication.

Due to the disappearance of traditional companies, and also due to revisions of wordmarks and the rise of the Corporate Logo, regional and historic characters become extinct and are lost.

The Museum of Letters works both as a »recycling« company as well as an archive. The museum collects objects that semiotically act as signifiers in the ABC, that carry meaning independent of their material embodiment, in their diversity of functions and across the whole aesthetic bandwidth.

Planned is a museum space in the traditional sense with unconventional exhibits. The Museum of Letters wants to awaken the public’s interest and awareness in typography, and the collection itself. So far there is no comparable museum dealing exclusively with the letter as a contentfree sign.

Check out some of their collection: Buchstaben Museum

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