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Ban­ga­lore – The Visual Lan­guage of a City

Posted by rod - 04.05.2012

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»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.”

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