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BUCHSTABENMUSEUM Bewahrung und Dokumentation von Buchstaben
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Preservation and Documentation of Letters

The Museum of Letters is devoted to preserving and documenting letterforms. Hundreds of signs have already been rescued from decay and the scrap heap. Typographic elements are selected independently of culture, region, language and script system. Das Buchstabenmuseum hat sich die Bewahrung und Dokumentation von Buchstaben zur Aufgabe gemacht. Hunderte Buchstaben konnten bereits vor Verwitterung od

er endgültiger Verschrottung gerettet werden. Gesammelt werden typografische Exponate – unabhängig von Kultur, Region, Sprache und Schriftsystem.

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We accept not only the big letters but also the small ones.The large »Sparda Bank« letters are now joined by the small l...
05/01/2023

We accept not only the big letters but also the small ones.
The large »Sparda Bank« letters are now joined by the small letters from the lower house façade.

Ü263 - Sparda Bank

01/01/2023

Happy new year 2023!
We wish you a good start into the new year, stay healthy and we look forward to seeing you at the museum!

Today we say »Ciao«!That was our series of new lettering from Vienna.How did you like the new letters?Do you have a favo...
31/12/2022

Today we say »Ciao«!
That was our series of new lettering from Vienna.
How did you like the new letters?
Do you have a favourite?
Ü274 - Ciao Agip

The beautiful infinity symbol of a »Konsum« is also in our collection. For us, a symbol for continuing to collect old si...
29/12/2022

The beautiful infinity symbol of a »Konsum« is also in our collection. For us, a symbol for continuing to collect old signs and writings.
Ü275 - Konsum Logo/Zeichen

Wir brauchen eure Hilfe!Weihnachten ist vorbei, aber wir haben noch einen großen Wunsch: Unterstützung bei Fotos!Für uns...
28/12/2022

Wir brauchen eure Hilfe!
Weihnachten ist vorbei, aber wir haben noch einen großen Wunsch: Unterstützung bei Fotos!

Für unsere nächste Ausstellung »Final Sale« suchen wir dringend Bild- und Fotomaterial.
Motive rund um die Themen:
– Warenhaus/Kaufhaus
– Shopping
– Außenaufnahmen (Gebäude)
– Innenaufnahmen, mit oder ohne Menschen
– vor allem zu den (ehem.) Marken: Karstadt, Wertheim, Galeria Kaufhof, Quelle, Schlecker

– egal welche Qualität oder Größe

– Nutzungsrechte müssten auf uns übertragbar sein

Vielleicht habt ihr noch Fotos/Dias? Schickt uns ein Vorab/-Handy-Foto bis 08.01.2023!

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We need your help!
Christmas is over, but we still have one big wish: support with photos!

For our next exhibition »Final Sale« we are urgently looking for pictures and photo material.
Motifs around the themes:
– Department stores' / Department shop
– shopping
– Exterior shots (buildings)
– interior shots, with or without people
– especially the (former) brands: Karstadt, Wertheim, Galeria Kaufhof, Quelle, Schlecker

– no matter what quality or size
– Rights of use must be transferable to us

Maybe you still have photos/slides? Send us an advance/mobile phone photo by 08.01.2023!

Furniture transport with a difference!The furniture shop had to close and in the end the red letters ended up with us.Ü2...
27/12/2022

Furniture transport with a difference!
The furniture shop had to close and in the end the red letters ended up with us.

Ü269 - Möbel Anny Manninger

24/12/2022

Frohe Weihnachten!
Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noël! Feliz Navidad! Feliz Natal! Buon Natale! Vrolijk Kerstfeest! Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia! Весёлого Рождества!

The lettering from Vienna included a box with individual colourful letters. Together they made up the word »Friseur«. An...
22/12/2022

The lettering from Vienna included a box with individual colourful letters. Together they made up the word »Friseur«.
Another »Friseur« in our collection!
Ü276 - Friseur

The holidays are approaching and we look forward to your visit!Except for Saturday 24.12. we are open Thursday-Sunday fr...
21/12/2022

The holidays are approaching and we look forward to your visit!

Except for Saturday 24.12. we are open Thursday-Sunday from 1-5pm.

Today we show you the short lettering »été« from Vienna.Its accents aigus are special. We hardly have any French letters...
20/12/2022

Today we show you the short lettering »été« from Vienna.
Its accents aigus are special. We hardly have any French letters in our collection so far.

How do you like the narrow pointed letters?

Ü272 - été

The beautiful letterings »Bücher« and »Papier« we also have from Vienna, from Billrothstraße 63.How do you like the lett...
18/12/2022

The beautiful letterings »Bücher« and »Papier« we also have from Vienna, from Billrothstraße 63.

How do you like the letterings?

Ü268 - Bücher Papier

Morgen wird die ARTE- Kurzschluss-Sendung „Das ABC des Kurzfilms“ um 00.35 Uhr ausgestrahlt und ist im Anschluss abrufba...
17/12/2022

Morgen wird die ARTE- Kurzschluss-Sendung „Das ABC des Kurzfilms“ um 00.35 Uhr ausgestrahlt und ist im Anschluss abrufbar in der ARTE Mediathek.
Eine Sondersendung anlässlich des Kurzfilmtags 2022.
Warum erzählen wir euch das?
Weil unser wunderbares Museum in der Sendung zu sehen sein wird.
Also schaut rein!


Fotocredit: © PINKMOVIES

Today we show you the »City Confiserie«.A legendary »Zuckerlgeschäft« in the first district, Bognergasse.At that time it...
15/12/2022

Today we show you the »City Confiserie«.
A legendary »Zuckerlgeschäft« in the first district, Bognergasse.
At that time it was embedded between the even more legendary restaurant/bar »Zum Schwarzen Kameel« and today it is part of it.

The lettering has an unusual typography, recognisable by the sweep in the C.
The word City is slightly different in type, probably added later.
Or do you know more?

Ü273 - City Confiserie

NichtsNeues_Wien

The beautiful »Christen« lettering has also found a home with us.Founded in 1971 by Ernst Christen, it was located at Jo...
11/12/2022

The beautiful »Christen« lettering has also found a home with us.
Founded in 1971 by Ernst Christen, it was located at Josefstädter Straße 8 in Vienna.
The retail store sold leather goods of all kinds.

Ü271 - Christen

This »Anker« lettering was taken directly from the bakery.Ankerbrot is one of the largest bakeries in Vienna and in the ...
08/12/2022

This »Anker« lettering was taken directly from the bakery.
Ankerbrot is one of the largest bakeries in Vienna and in the whole of Austria. It was founded in Vienna in 1891 and still bakes there.
As a symbol of trust and a distinguishing feature, they have anchors embossed in their breads and thus also establish the later name of the bread factory.

Ü270 - Anker

Today we start to introduce you to our beautiful new letters from vienna.We start with »Johann Strauss« from the branch ...
04/12/2022

Today we start to introduce you to our beautiful new letters from vienna.
We start with »Johann Strauss« from the branch in Mariahilfer Straße, 1060 Vienna.
The women's fashion shop, a traditional business, had to close at the beginning of 2014, as did several other shops.

Ü267 - Johann Strauss

01/12/2022

The word »Advent« comes from Latin and means »arrival«.
A few new signs have also arrived here at our Museum!
They were rescued in Vienna many years ago and now have a permanent place in our collection.
Many thanks to Christian from the Vintage Interiors shop »nichts neues«, in Burggasse (Neubau, Vienna 7).

We wish you a wonderful Advent Season!

Drei der verschwundenen Hornbach Buchstaben sind wieder aufgetaucht!Und das bei uns im Museum!Ab sofort könnt ihr euch d...
14/11/2022

Drei der verschwundenen Hornbach Buchstaben sind wieder aufgetaucht!
Und das bei uns im Museum!

Ab sofort könnt ihr euch die Buchstaben live im ersten Bogen anschauen.
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In september we were able to save the beautiful letters of the »Apotheke« in Berlin-Steglitz and the 3 letterings have a...
11/11/2022

In september we were able to save the beautiful letters of the »Apotheke« in Berlin-Steglitz and the 3 letterings have a new home in our museum.

We now have a total of 6 »Apotheke« lettering in our collection.

Ü264 - Apotheke (Rheineck Apotheke)

Today we can introduce you to another newcomer.The beautiful »Goyert« letters from the art shop in Cologne have found th...
03/11/2022

Today we can introduce you to another newcomer.
The beautiful »Goyert« letters from the art shop in Cologne have found their way to us.
Many thanks to our member Frank!

We have new letters: O S T S E E Z E I T U N G !!!O, Z, G are missing, but the rest of the letters have found a new home...
27/10/2022

We have new letters: O S T S E E Z E I T U N G !!!
O, Z, G are missing, but the rest of the letters have found a new home with us.

13/10/2022

Today is the day!
We go neon!
We are opening our neon workshop!

We start at 5.30 pm!
We are looking forward to seeing you!

12/10/2022

1, 2, 3, - soon we will start with our new neon workshop programm.
Who is taking part?

On thursday we celebrate the opening from 5.30 pm.
We look forward to seeing you!

11/10/2022

We are pleased to announce that we will soon be able to present our neon workshop to you.
From thursday, 5.30 p.m. it starts!
Are you curious?

Only 3 days left!Are you as excited as we are?Celebrate with us this thursday from 5.30pm.
10/10/2022

Only 3 days left!
Are you as excited as we are?

Celebrate with us this thursday from 5.30pm.

Thursday is the day!We will go neon!Celebrate this great renewal with us and visit us from 5.30pm.
09/10/2022

Thursday is the day!
We will go neon!

Celebrate this great renewal with us and visit us from 5.30pm.

There is a new »Friseur« lettering in our collection.This is already the fourth!Especially beautiful is the curved »s«, ...
01/09/2022

There is a new »Friseur« lettering in our collection.
This is already the fourth!

Especially beautiful is the curved »s«, quite different from the »s« in the pink »Friseur« lettering.

The neon tubes of the »F« are unfortunately broken, but maybe we can repair it soon in our own workshop.

Thanks to Kai and Jürgen that we were allowed to take over the »Friseur« incl. »DAMEN« and »HERREN« lettering!

Ü259 - Friseur Damen Herren

Thursday, 15.09.Silvana typeface launch and exhibition opening!!!We invite you to gather for drinks, food, tunes and a t...
31/08/2022

Thursday, 15.09.
Silvana typeface launch and exhibition opening!!!

We invite you to gather for drinks, food, tunes and a type design installation at our Museum from 6PM.

We are part of the Ortstermin Festival next weekend!⁠27.08 16h⁠»Buchstäblich laut oder der buchstäbliche Laut⁠«Kuratorin...
25/08/2022

We are part of the Ortstermin Festival next weekend!

27.08 16h⁠
»Buchstäblich laut oder der buchstäbliche Laut⁠«
Kuratorinführung mit der Leiterin des Museums / ⁠
Curators tour with the director of the museum Barbara Dechant⁠

Anmeldung unter / Registration at:⁠
[email protected]
Tickets 12 € / 6,50 € (inkl. Ausstellung / incl. exhibition)⁠
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Öffnungszeiten / Opening hours⁠
27.8. und / and 28.8., 13–17 h⁠
Tickets 12 € / 6,50 € (inkl. Ausstellung / incl. exhibition)⁠

About 2 months ago, the big red letters from »Lehner Versand« arrived from Switzerland.The first time we had to fill out...
18/08/2022

About 2 months ago, the big red letters from »Lehner Versand« arrived from Switzerland.
The first time we had to fill out a customs form for letters.

Thank you so much for letting us give the letters a new home with us and for the great transport!


Ü258 - Lehner Versand

We welcome a new intern with us, Silvia!She comes to us from Italy through the Berlink program.»Hello, I’m Silvia, I’m I...
11/08/2022

We welcome a new intern with us, Silvia!
She comes to us from Italy through the Berlink program.
»Hello, I’m Silvia,
I’m Italian and I’m doing my internship here, at Buchstauben museum. Before coming here I’ve never heard about it; but when I saw it for the first time I was amazed. It’s a museum about topography, a type of art linked with history; inside you can find letters about the story of the neighbourhood and important letters coming from all over the world; indeed it helps adults and elderly remembering, reliving old memories and even youngs in discovering something new, that has characterised the place where they have grown. The location is really particular and unusual, a little bit bizarre, that fits perfectly this kind of art; it is located under the train station inside a big white garage, animated by letters and lights of different colours.«

Beautiful yellow letters have arrived at our museum!»Mode Ortmann« from Rheydt could be rescued and safely transported t...
04/08/2022

Beautiful yellow letters have arrived at our museum!

»Mode Ortmann« from Rheydt could be rescued and safely transported to Berlin thanks to our member Frank.

Many thanks Frank!

Ü261 - Mode Ortmann

It all started 17 years ago with these letterings.The two letterings »Autoradio« in yellow and »Blaupunkt« in blue are e...
26/07/2022

It all started 17 years ago with these letterings.
The two letterings »Autoradio« in yellow and »Blaupunkt« in blue are each in cursive Helvetica and were stored in the Europahaus in Berlin.

Ü001 - Autoradio Blaupunkt

Welcome »Hotel Mondial«!We have added another hotel lettering to our collection.This time from the »Hotel Mondial« on th...
21/07/2022

Welcome »Hotel Mondial«!

We have added another hotel lettering to our collection.
This time from the »Hotel Mondial« on the Kudamm here in Berlin. Besides the great old letters with neon lights on the outside, there were also small metal letters with star and a swimming pool. 😉

Many thanks to the hotel director Mr. Berkenkamp!
And Manuel for the great dismantling!

Ü260 - Hotel Mondial

Heute ist die Eröffnung des Stabi Kulturwerkes!Kommt vorbei und folgt den  »Ks« .  😉 Das Stabi Kulturwerk ist ein neuer ...
14/07/2022

Heute ist die Eröffnung des Stabi Kulturwerkes!

Kommt vorbei und folgt den »Ks« . 😉

Das Stabi Kulturwerk ist ein neuer Ausstellungs- und Workshop-Bereich der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

Das Stabi Kulturwerk macht vielfältiges kulturelles Erbe zugänglich und ist ein Ort des gemeinsamen Entdeckens und Forschens.

Das kostenfrei zugängliche Stabi Kulturwerk ist geöffnet
dienstags bis sonntags von 10-18 Uhr,
donnerstags bis 20 Uhr,
montags geschlossen.

Mehr Infos unter: https://staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/

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Today is the opening of the Stabi Kulturwerk!

Come by and follow the "Ks" . 😉

The Stabi Kulturwerk is a new exhibition and workshop area of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

The Stabi Kulturwerk makes diverse cultural heritage accessible and is a place for joint discovery and research.

The Stabi Kulturwerk, which is accessible free of charge, is open
Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm,
Thursdays until 8 pm,
closed on Mondays.

More info at: https://staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/

This is our great intern Giorgia, who is unfortunately leaving us this week.We thank her very much for her support and g...
12/07/2022

This is our great intern Giorgia, who is unfortunately leaving us this week.
We thank her very much for her support and great photos from the museum!

Here she introduces herself:
Hello!
My name is Giorgia and I am an Italian student. I participated in the Erasmus+ project and now I'm here in Berlin to do an internship at the Buchstabenmuseum. I discovered the "world" of typography through this museum and every day I like to learn something new. I think typography is an exact mix between art and technology! I also got to take pictures of many letters with my camera and I really enjoyed it!
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Das ist unsere tolle Praktikantin Giorgia, die uns leider diese Woche schon wieder verlässt.
Wir danken ihr sehr für die Unterstützung und tollen Fotos aus dem Museum!

Hier stellt sie sich vor:
Hallo!
Ich heiße Giorgia und ich bin eine italienische Schülerin. Ich habe an dem Projekt Erasmus+ teilgenommen und jetzt bin ich hier in Berlin, um ein Praktikum im Buchstabenmuseum zu machen. Ich habe die "Welt" von der Typographie durch dieses Museum entdeckt und jeden Tag lerne ich gerne etwas Neues. Ich finde, dass die Typographie eine genaue Mischung zwischen Kunst und Technologie ist! Ich habe auch viele Buchstaben mit meiner Kamera fotografieren können und es hat mich sehr gefreut!

For our 17th birthday we received a special, great present: Original prints of photos from the 1980s/90s with city views...
07/07/2022

For our 17th birthday we received a special, great present: Original prints of photos from the 1980s/90s with city views of Berlin City West.
It is especially interesting how many and which inscriptions/reclamation signs were on the facades.

All photos were taken by our member Dietrich Graf, to whom we are very grateful for the photos!

Do you also have old photos of Berlin with lettering or advertising on them?
If so, please contact us and/or send us photographic material (with information on (clarified) image rights).
Mail: [email protected]

K003 - Fotos »1980/90 City West«

Goodbye beautiful old shopping hall!Years ago it was a great location for our museum, which we unfortunately had to leav...
05/07/2022

Goodbye beautiful old shopping hall!

Years ago it was a great location for our museum, which we unfortunately had to leave due to demolition. Even though the demolition was a long time coming.

Today we have a new rather unusual takeover, stencils!Many thanks to Jens for the colourful stencils!Ü257-Normschriftsch...
30/06/2022

Today we have a new rather unusual takeover, stencils!

Many thanks to Jens for the colourful stencils!

Ü257-Normschriftschablonen

Everyone knows Bayer, but does anyone remember Schering?For the second time we get some nice green »Schering« letters fo...
23/06/2022

Everyone knows Bayer, but does anyone remember Schering?

For the second time we get some nice green »Schering« letters for our collection.
We are very happy that we can give the letters a new home and hopefully also tell their story in an exhibition.

The pharmaceutical company Schering AG, founded in 1871, was taken over by Bayer in 2006. The headquarters were located in Berlin-Wedding.

Ü256 - Schering

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Das Buchstabenmuseum hat sich die Bewahrung und Dokumentation von Buchstaben zur Aufgabe gemacht. Hunderte Buchstaben konnten bereits vor Verwitterung oder endgültiger Verschrottung gerettet werden. Gesammelt werden typografische Exponate – unabhängig von Kultur, Region, Sprache und Schriftsystem. The Museum of Letters is devoted to preserving and documenting letterforms. Hundreds of signs have already been rescued from decay and the scrap heap. Typographic elements are selected independently of culture, region, language and script system.


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