From Book to Street.

Big Type from 1600 until 1920

From Book to Street. Big Type from 1600 until 1920
27 June – 28 September 2014
Opening: 26 June, 6 p.m.


In the end of the 18th century type began to discover the public space, while defining the look of the streets in the 19th century more and more.

Curated by Julia Blume, Pierre Pané-Farré and Prof. Fred Smeijers (all of them: Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig) students of type-design did researches on visual references to face the power and diversity of type from 1600 until 1920. The exhibition shows poster works, postcards, printing matters, photographs, films and objects. A special part of the exhibition picks the technique of stenciling out as another central theme.

This exhibition is a project on the topic of the 250th anniversary of the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig ( in cooperation with the Museum of the Printing Arts Leipzig. It´s supported by the Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung together with the Sparkasse Leipzig.


Public guided tours, Sunday, 12 a.m.: 13 July, 24 August, 14 and 28 September

250 Jahre HGB Leipzig