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Umsteiger Berlin

Umsteiger

Date: April 29, 2010
Location: Friedrichstrasse 149, Berlin, Germany
Last Updated: August, 16, 2014

This commissioned work of foil on glass is on permanent display and features a motif of English anagrams based on the German word ‘umsteiger’, translating roughly to ‘in transit’.

Full description of the work from a magnef.org newsletter:

A new commissioned work by Magne titled ‘umsteiger’ is unveiled thursday 29th of April at Friedrichstrasse 149 in Berlin. It will be inaugurated by the Norwegian ambassador to Germany, his excellency Sven Erik Svedman.

The work, which will be on permanent display, consists of approx. 100 square-metres of transluscent foil on architectural glass, with a motif of English anagrams based on the German word ‘umsteiger’, translating roughly to ‘in transit’.

This commission is done in collaboration with Anders Hofgaard and the graphic designers node Oslo / Berlin, and employs the (as of yet) unpublished typographical font U8, created in 1920 especially for the Berlin U-bahn.


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