50th Anniversary of the British Road Sign (2015)
A ‘Cold-War-Ready-Made’ Replaced
London (2015)
 
 
The ‘Cold-War-Ready-Made’
Berlin (Wall Zone)
50th Anniversary of the British Road Sign, London (2015)
London Design Festival - Design Museum

Patrick Murphy, director of Made North Gallery, invited Neubau to contribute a road sign for the exhibition at Design Museum celebrating the ‘50th Anniversary of British Road Sign’ during London Design Festival.

Synopsis of Contribution
50 years ago a typical British Road Sign appeared in the streets of post-war Berlin defining the occupied zones of the Allies. During the ‘cold war’ these road signs remained in function even after the Berlin wall was built in 1961. West-Berlin became a walled-in island. Until 1989 these signs were a permanent reminder that the city of Berlin was divided and people’s lifes were actually endangered if they would leave their sector.

‘Cold-War-Ready-Made’ Replaced
On the occasion of the ‘50th Anniversary of the British Road Sign’ Neubau sends this ‘cold-war-ready-made’ back to Great Britain. By having the ‘End of British Sector’-sign pop-up somewhere randomly in London’s daily street life will hopefully provoke highly relevant questions
about the modern Europe we live in and prove how contemporary this particular sign still is today.

NB National™ Bold is the name of the typeface used for the sign celebrating its first public appearance with the installation during the London Design Festival. NB-National™ Bold is part of NB National™ Std type system designed by Gandl
comprising 9 styles (Regular, Italic, Mono, Light, Light-Italic, Medium, Medium-Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic).
NB National™ Std is an offspring from Gandl’s NB International™ Pro type system released in 2014.

While NB National™ Std will remain exclusively available to Neubau an offspring version is available as NB Akademie™.

‘Cold-War-Ready-Made’ Download (PDF, 500 KB)
Download the sign and put it up in its original size


Title: ‘End of British Sector — Do Not Pass This Point’
Original Size: 607 × 607 mm
Design: Stefan Gandl
Typeface: NB-National™ Bold
Year: 2015

 
 
The British Road Sign ‘Ready-Made’ by Neubau
‘End of British Sector — Do Not Pass This Point’
 


The Typeface
NB National™ Bold
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