50th Anniversary of the British Road Sign (2015)
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    50th Anniversary of the British Road Sign, London (2015) London Design Festival - Design Museum Patrick Murphy, director of Made North Gallery, … Read More
    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 Contribution50 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’ ReplacedOn 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 released in 2014.NB-National™ Std will be made exclusively available via NBL in late 2015. ‘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 mmDesign: Stefan GandlTypeface: NB-National™ BoldYear: 2015 Related: London Design Festival, Design Museum London, Made North NB-International™ Read Less
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The ‘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 released in 2014.
NB-National™ Std will be made exclusively available via NBL in late 2015.
 
‘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