The division in postwar Berlin was evident not only in the presence of the wall, the street signs on either side bore two different typefaces. As the wall came down, Verena Gerlach and Ole Schäfer captured and documented the designs and from this, the FF City Style Volume was born. In celebration of the Day of German Unity, the FF City Street Type Volume is on sale.
Jonathan Barnbrook started his private label Virus Fonts in the early nineties primarily to spread ideas. His work draws from and responds to the serious issues of the day, namely: war, corruption, violence and coercion. Don’t miss Barnbrook’s talk at the TYPO 2016 design conference to learn more.