## Typonauts in Space: 20 Jahre Mauerfall

Posters from a recent type workshop at MCAD.

**Above:** MCAD student Ana, 24×36 inches. (All posters are listed alphabetically.)

Our GRD_3020 *grupetto* welcomed Verena Gerlach to our class on the day before her recent lecture at MCAD. Based on some advance preparation, we were ready with sketches based on the theme of the workshop, the commemoration of twenty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The students devoted several more weeks to respond to critique and developed new ideas. As exhibited here, these posters represent only part of the design brief, their folding also creates a magazine spread environment we will share more of soon.

**Above:** Waiting to hang for the first crit, smiles all around.

**Above:** Problem description with folding schema.

We were especially grateful to Verena and to Fontshop for allowing the students to experiment with FF City Street Type, by Verena Gerlach and Ole Schäfer (2000). It was equally interesting for us to hear from Verena directly on life in Berlin, twenty years ago that day. She shared images that a friend took during those fateful days, some of which were incorporated into the designs you see below.

**Above:** Early experiment from Tomas (see blue final below).

**Above:** Annie and Brian stretch to match the flow-line, Ana helps.

**Above:** MCAD student Andy, 24×36 inches.

**Above:** MCAD student Alexa, 24×36 inches.

**Above:** MCAD student Annie, 24×36 inches.

**Above:** MCAD student Brian, 24×36 inches.

**Above:** Visiting MCAD student Charlie, 24×36 inches.

**Above:** MCAD student Dan, 24×36 inches.

**Above:** MCAD student George, 24×36 inches.

**Above:** MCAD student Huong, 24×36 inches.

**Above:** MCAD student Joe, 24×36 inches.

**Above:** MCAD student Katie, 24×36 inches.

**Above:** MCAD student Tomas, 24×36 inches.

**Above:** More from MCAD student Andy, 24×36 inches.

**Above:** More from MCAD student Annie, 24×36 inches.

**Above:** More from MCAD student Huong, 24×36 inches.

**Above:** More from MCAD student Annie, 24×36 inches.

For more information on the history of these rescued letterforms, see Verena’s description at fraugerlach (dot) de. I hope to post documentation of the spread format soon. A thousand thanks to Verena and the students for their efforts.

*Typonauten, avanti!*

**Above:** MCAD student Amy, 24×36 inches.

**Above:** MCAD student Mitchell, 24×36 inches.

**Above:** MCAD student Christopher, 24×36 inches.