Artipoeus visits Françoise Shein and Barbara Reiter’s project Inscrire at the Westhafen Ubahn station, in Berlin. If you are exiting the train at Westhafen, and want to go up to the Putlizbrücke that connects Moabit to Wedding, or transfer to the Ringbahn that circles town, you follow a little green “S” and an arrow that tells you where to go. You pass big blocks of text on the wall, meaning… what? Who knows? Patterns of letters and images, primary colors, black block lettering that is neither beautiful nor un-beautiful, but factual and clear. I don’t know what it means. It’s just typography, which is ok if you’re into that kind of thing.
I’m into that kind of thing.