Jöran’s Architectural Audio Tours #1
Jöran Mandik takes us on an architectural tour of the Akazienhof, a colorful World Heritage Listed development on the south-east edge of Berlin.
Listen below. Jump to start time 24:13.
Have you ever paid attention to the lettering on the station signs on the U-Bahn?
We interview typographer Anton Koovit, who has created a font called U8 based on the U-Bahn station signage. As Anton discovered, the original font was created in the 1920s but was promptly forgotten, and the existing signs are rotting away without proper restoration.
He spent months creating a digital version of the U8 font to ensure it does not disappear entirely. During out extended interview, Anton shares some other interesting discoveries about the Berlin underground transport system.
You can see his font in action at www.korkork.com.