A set of four typographically-led collectable posters describing Berlin and its significance during the Cold War.
Berlin’s partition mirrored the partition of Germany and, in turn, the wider divisions of the era—the typographic hierarchy categorises content by scale and subject. The layout is inspired by the Ulm school, type is set in Neue Haas Grotesk and the items are process printed on Colorplan citrine with a second hit of riso gold.
A red line, following the late-80s path of the wall through the city, links the posters—just as the wall was driven through the city without concern it is overprinted without any regard to the impact this has on the content below.
The posters are distributed in a manila mailer customised with the wall motif. The package is completed with a set of postcards and a bag of button badges featuring key iconography from the posters.
Read more about how this project developed here.
- Patrick Jordan toplichtstudio.com