Due to the madness of COVID-19, the very way that we learn and interact with the world around us has changed dramatically. As artists, consuming art and looking at examples outside of the scope of our own experiences is crucial in developing our own skills. Since we weren’t able to explore Europe on foot like Louise Fili, we decided to take matters into our own hands and take to Google street view.
As someone with a fair amount of German heritage, I thought there would be no better place to start exploring. With the assistance of street view, I was able to walk through the streets of Bonn, Lübeck, Füssen, and more. Primarily, I stuck to the historical districts of Germany so as to avoid computer generated and digitally created designs. However, technology has clearly touched the farthest corners of the world as this was more difficult to achieve than I had previously anticipated.
After hours of searching and “strolling,” this is the compilation of signage that I was able to put together. I hope that you are as transfixed by the beautiful Blackletter designs of Germany as I was and still am!
About the Author: Rachel Larson
I am a senior at Nova Southeastern University pursuing my BA in Communications with minors in both Marketing and Graphic Design. As as a child I was always interested in art, drawing and fitting as many art classes as possible into my schedule. My favorite media these days are linoleum block printing, chalk pastels, ceramics, and acrylic paint. My ceramics tend to lean toward the more whimsical side, whereas my other works are usually inspired by nature. Post undergrad, I hope to find a career with product marketing and campaigns for the cosmetics industry. I am passionate about makeup, seeing my face as simply another canvas. But my secret dream has always been to be a graphic novelist.