3D Lettering on Buildings

7.12.2018 – 14.4.2019

Three-dimensional typefaces are omnipresent and exceptionally diverse: from festive decorations to shop displays, from art installations to typefaces on buildings and in public space. Such typefaces are especially popular because of their haptic presence, as they counterbalance the letters scuttling across shimmering screens. The exhibition focuses on 3D letterings on buildings, which take into account architectural features and their surroundings, thus affording buildings a fitting identity. Thus, it leaves aside interchangeable branding facades. Using innovative national and international examples from the last 20 years, the exhibition explores the task and design of 3D typefaces, which are often part of a comprehensive communication system.

Participating Designers

Atelier ter Bekke & Behage, FR
Bivgrafik, CH
BKVK, Beat Keusch, CH

Büro Uebele, DE

Des Signes, FR
Di Sciullo Pierre, FR

Hauser Schwarz GmbH, CH
Hi – Visuelle Gestaltung, CH

Hollis Richard mit Tim Ronalds Architects, GB

Intégral Ruedi Baur Paris, FR

Lang Volker mit Kunstgiesserei Wittkamp, DE
Nicolai Olaf, DE/CH
Oudshoorn Reinoud, NL

R2 Design, PT

relais Landschaftsarchitekten, DE

Superbüro mit Kong. funktion gestaltung, CH
Wagner Nora mit Hannes Gloor und Atelier Abraha Achermann, CH

Why Not Associates, GB

Exhibition view

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