Berlin's Buchstabenmuseum is a Typographer's Dream

By: Elsa Blaine - Published: Feb 2, 2009 • References: & yatzer
The Museum of Letters in Berlin is better known to the locals as Buchstabenmuseum. The gallery houses a huge collection of salvaged letters that were once part of large store and factory name signs.

With the current rise in popularity of typography and a societal desire to preserve the past before it is too late, the Museum of Letters has been attracting crowds since its opening four years ago.

I love the image of the guy walking down the street delivering the giant "H," it gives you a warm feeling knowing that letter is going to a safe new home and has been saved from the trash heap, or worse, a crushing. Stats for Museums for Rescued Letters Trending: Older & Average
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