- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- DR of the Congo
- New Zealand
- North Korea
- Pacific Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
Inspired by - India
Bangalore – The Visual Language of a CityPosted by rod - 04.05.2012
»The Visual Language of Bangalore« is a research project of Anja Gollor and Mirko Merkel of the faculty Graphic Design at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany. The design team explored several aspects of the city and answered some relevant questions which are collected in the two books designed by them.
“How can designers explore and analyse a city by its outward appearance? Which visual language speaks the city? How the signs, colours and objects interact with the people? And how to follow them? How can you capture the infinities of information about a city and make them tangible?.
“VOLUME I »Eine lexikalische Sammlung»
»Understanding Bangalore” is a reference book with maps, information graphics and short text passages about the city of Bangalore.
VOLUME II »Subjektive Momentaufnahmen»
»Close-Up Bangalore« – The second volume is a zoom into the the city. It shows the daily life and focusses on the details. The book is divided into seven chapters: four city-walks and three thematic priorities. Its enriched with photographs, maps and and urban interventions.
Each of the four »city walk«-chapters takes you along a route of 1 km. It shows the characteristics of the neighbourhood, gives you background-informations and a summary of visual specialities and street furniture. The last page offers a statistical analysis of the four quarters in comparison.
The chapter Bilder & Buchstaben (»pictures & letters«) is dedicated to the wall paintings and the characteristics of the painted lettering in the city of Bangalore. The other two chapters deal with »religious symbols« and »instructions in the public space« which are spread all over the city.”