myABC – display window exhibition
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.