— TEMPORARILY CLOSED —
Due to Corona, we will probably open our Museum again on 29 April!

BUT TAKE THE CHALLENGE!

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A joint project by the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung and the Buchstabenmuseum Berlin.

»myABC«
Instagram Challenge

We are surrounded by letters. If we look a little closer, we can find the familiar forms of the ABCs everywhere – in a crack in the wall, the curve of a railing, or in a cloud formation. The Buchstabenmuseum Berlin and the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung invite you to explore your surroundings and take photos of these unnoticed alphabets of daily life. Post your photos on Instagram under the hashtag #myabc2021 and enter your letters in a contest for the most eye-catching ABCs!

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myABC – display window exhibition 
08.02.–29.04.2021

Parallel to the Instagram Challenge MyABC, the temporary bauhaus-archiv is presenting a letter installation which visitors can view through the display window. The installation features over 100 letters taken from signs which once shone brightly in various cities and are now preserved at the Buchstabenmuseum Berlin. Massive and intricate, knee-high and life-size, neon and LED – the exhibition presents a poetic display of urban typography in black, grey and white spanning six decades. Visitors can discover the small Zs and Ss of a Viennese optician, the large white S from the Tagesspiegel at Potsdamer Straße in Berlin, the bulky Bs of the Deutsche Bahn, the elegant B and Z of Mercedes Benz and a neon M from Kaffeemitte in Berlin.

A joint project by the Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung and the Buchstabenmuseum Berlin.

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CORONA: closed temporarily

Due to the current situation regarding the Corona Pandemic, our Museum is closed until further notice. We look forward to seeing you again in our Museum afterwards! Take care!

DISCOVER AND EXPLORE

Discover our museum and the stories behind the lettersigns: literally click through our virtual tour.

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THE BUCHSTABENMUSEUM

Preservation and documentation of letters
The Buchstabenmuseum is the first museum in the world to collect letterforms from public spaces and display them as part of urban history. We preserve and document three-dimensional letters and signage, and their history, as well as providing information about their origins and construction. Our collection has captured the imagination of visitors from all around the world for over 10 years. Hundreds of letters have been saved from being battered by the elements or ending up on the scrap heap. A selection of what we offer can be found under » COLLECTION

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MORE LETTERS

SPECIALS

The Buchstabenmuseum font:
Selected objects from the museum have been made into a unique font (OTF) by LucasFonts. We’ve made it available for you to download free here:

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You nead an A, Æ or Å?
We have them all, we know them all and we can help you with your event or building signage. In the last 10 years we have supported many stages, parties or facades. Ask our BM-Studio Team!

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SUPPORT

The Buchstabenmuseum has a new location!
For our new exhibition we need urgently your help.

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Become a member of the club and actively support our museum.
We are always in need of help with the rescue of historic lettering, looking after our international guests or even with the classic work of the association.
Just write to us!
bindabei@buchstabenmuseum.de

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