Tomorrow's World?

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Georgia's latest column for Luxury Briefing.

“What Louis Vuitton did in a hundred years, Apple will do in 10, that path from early innovator to established luxury brand accelerated for the digital age."

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Types of language

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We recently spent four days in Berlin for our Construct field trip to Erik Spiekermann’s letterpress workshop, p98a. When not choosing typefaces and inking rollers, we spent time getting lost in Kreuzberg and Neukölln and delving into German culture.

Other than it's rich heritage in engineering, castles and sausage, Germany has a pretty creative list of expressions and idioms that we've recently discovered are even more hilarious when translated directly into English. At Construct, we love a creative distortion or disruption of sorts, especially when it occurs naturally.  When passed through the Anglo Saxon filter, some of these are absolute linguistic gold. There are hundreds, but here are a few favourites that carry a certain artistic poignancy.

 

CONSTRUCT FIELD TRIP

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We love Erik Spiekermann. Erik and Construct go way back, and after a chat in the studio we decided that a trip to his studio in Berlin would be the perfect chance to bring together a handful of Construct friends.

We popped over last Friday with our friends from COS, Port magazine and Folk digital agency for a letterpress workshop lead by Erik. The day completely blew us away – Erik and the team were brilliant and their passion for what they do was incredibly inspiring.

Each group produced amazing results. COS took an abstract approach, Folk and Port designed a clever antidote for tired iMac eyes and we at Construct took a poke at ourselves with one of our favourite studio quotes (it’s a long story).


After an introduction from Erik to his studio and team as well as materials and processes we were let loose to design our concepts, choose our materials and get set up to print.
 


Each group produced amazing results. COS took an abstract approach, Folk and Port designed a clever antidote for tired iMac eyes and we at Construct took a poke at ourselves with one of our favourite studio quotes (it’s a long story).

 


We’d like to give a massive thank you to Erik and his team for having us, and of course to our friends at COS, Port and Folk for coming along too!