Michael Stipe photographed by Heike Schneider-Matzigkeit #berlin #october2019 #michaelstipe #arts #books #design
Completed my MA in ‘Graphic Design & Art Direction’ at Manchester School of Art! The MA Show is open until October 6th 2019. #ma #msoa #mcr #graphicdesign #artdirection #20172019 #artschool #design #letterpress #postgrad #university #uk
Thrilled to announce that my ‘Dogs and their Humans’ Project has been featured on the cover of UK culture magazine ‘Actual Size’.
Issue 4 of ‘Actual Size’ publishes my portraits of eight Berliners and their furry companions, as well as a studio portrait of Bear and Coco.
Available internationally, including in super cool magazine shop Rosa Wolf in Berlin.
Visit to Erik Spiekermann Studio P98a, on November 19th 2018 p98a.berlin – typographic workshop Potsdamer Straße 98a 10785 Berlin In my quest to find practitioners of typography and letterpress today, I am visiting Erik Spiekermann’s Berlin-based artist studio, p98a Presses include an Original Heidelberger Tiegel, Korrex Frankfurt Kraft …
As part of my typographical field research, I wandered the city of Berlin to seek out any surviving commercial signs, particularly on the facades of buildings, that bear witness to earlier times.
New Manchester-based print magazine Actual Size (https://www.actualsizemagazine.com) contacted me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/heike_schneider_matzigkeit/) after spotting one of my Berlin typography photographs, the Hotel du Monde, to enquire whether I would like to contribute a feature to the first issue of the magazine.
Typography originating from various decades is commonly featured on Berlin architecture old and new – tracing back to the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution.
The most archaic text, typically signs related to former businesses or shops, is frequently witnessed today as ghostly and faded sitting sadly forgotten on crumbling facades.
Happily with the extensive renovation of many of Berlin’s older buildings various examples are being re-discovered and restored. Often vintage typography is seen as an asset to a building’s overall aesthetic. Indeed embracing a structure’s heritage can add greatly to its visual, cultural and commercial value.
Noticing these faded or restored signs, letters and inscriptions painted or fixed directly onto the front of buildings in Berlin, gives us a sense of times gone by, a sense of history, and a reminder that we are not the first to walk these streets…
It’s especially lovely to see myself in the contributor’s section 😉