SKRIFTEN PÅ MUREN / WALLS OF TYPE


Graduation project, january 2014, KADK

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design — Visual Communication — Graphic Design, Type Design & Typography


Sign painters decorated the cityscape of Copenhagen in the first part of the 20th century, they made the walls speak to the customer with a great variation of type and colorful type images. In my graduation project I dived into picture archives, explored, analyzed and documented type in the city of Copenhagen.

I created this dedicated website { www.copenhagentype.dk } to facilitate the huge and organised image gallery and to make the images accessible to the public.

Based on my findings a new type family “KØBENHAVN FAMILY” grew, a family of 5 typefaces.

The typefaces:
*Asta [Gade sans, sans serif, neo-grotesque, grotesk]
*Ægir [Semi-serif, glyphic, chisel type]
*Nora [Skønvirke, Jugend, art nouveau, arts & crafts]
*Palæ [Ny-antikva, serif typeface, neo-transitional]
*Vester [Plade-serif, egyptienne, egyptian, slab serif]


— Please follow my Instagram feed @cphtype { instagram.com/cphtype } where I will continue to post photos of type images found in the cityscape of Copenhagen.

— Also visit and joined the Facebook group COPENHAGEN TYPE / CPHTYPE.