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Moskau Pattern Font

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Moskau PatternDesigner: Björn Gogalla
Publisher: Letter Edit
Moskau Pattern was designed by Björn Gogalla and published by Letter Edit. Moskau Pattern contains 2 designs and family package alternatives. p > The design of the typeface Moskau Grotesk and Moskau Pattern is based upon the signs created for the Café Moskau in Berlin by the graphic artist Klaus Wittkugel in the start of the 1960s.

The Café Moskau, across from the Kino International on Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin Mitte was among the status edifices of the previous DDR (German Democratic Republic). Integrated in the early 1960s, it advanced over the years and changing social developments to a trademark structure of the capital. The lettering display screen on the roofing system was created by the graphic artist Klaus Wittkugel (October 17, 1910-- September 19, 1985). He had been Teacher at the School for Applied Arts in Berlin, and, in addition to the creation of lots of posters, book covers and postage stamps, he was accountable for the signage of the Kino International as well as for the complete graphic treatment for the Palace of the Republik.

The signs for the Café Moskau with the words "DINING ESTABLISHMENT", "CAFÉ", "KONZERT" and "MOCKBA" set in uppercase, ends up being the basis for the Moskau Grotesk which was established by Björn Gogalla in 2013. This face should not be viewed as a replica. A few imperfections were "repaired". In favor of maintaining the core characteristics some unique functions were, nevertheless, not relinquished. Lower case letters and the missing capital letters were designed from scratch. It is not surprising that the plain, simple geometrical instructions of the fundamental character style forms a bridge to the architecture of the 1960s. Influenced by the then preferred, diverse possibilities intrinsic in the architectural example and wall reliefs, two complimentary pattern fonts emerged.

Font Family:
· Moskau Pattern
· Moskau Pattern Matrix

Tags: 60’s, 70‘s, architecture, decoration, dekorative, design, dingbats, editorial, illustration, ornament, pattern, pictogram, signage, symbol, system

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