The first Sign Week Vienna is all about exhibiting Viennese storefront design, public typography and sign painting

Given Vienna’s great tradition of sign painting, “Ghostletters Vienna” co-creator Tom Koch and artist/photographer Achim Gauger have decided to organize the first Vienna Sign Week to remember the city’s characteristic typography and to reflect on its interplay with a constantly changing urban environment, offering a broad program for typography enthusiasts and design aficionados alike.

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Signs from different worlds. Sala Avenida with two Beetles (Havana). // © Steve Spiegel

Sign Week Vienna features a variety of events, ranging from exhibitions like “Signs from different worlds: Vienna meets Havana – Identity lost + found” (a juxtaposition of Havana’s and Vienna’s sign culture and the underlying conflict between changing globalised cityscapes and traditional storefront design elements by Achim Gauger and Steve Spiegel) or “130 years of sign painting Samuel” (a collection of signs, gathered over four generations by one of Vienna’s last sign painters and displayed at their company museum, Europe’s only sign museum) to movie screenings, talks, workshops and guided city tours along Vienna’s most iconic storefronts (day and night) all over the city. Not all events are free so check their program for admission prices.

 

Sep 19–27, various locations

www.signweek.com/en/