I Went to Berlin for a job, but also mainly to soak up the fantastic creative culture over there ahead of this epic self initiated project Ill be starting.
I was there designing the identity for and decorating a breakfast cafe for a good old friend, opening later this year.
As its much earlier than I expected most of the time spent working was more discussions, leaving loads of time to catch up and explore the amazingness of berlin!
very good inspiration and research..heres a few things that caught my eye
|I absolutely love how these menu's are basically menu zines!!|
|nearly every pole is smothered in years of|
private advertising creating this onion layered random dirty collage
|here and there the scars of history can still be seen.|
these fascinate me.
like right were I'm standing was literally a WW2 shoot out
and remains unchanged since.
|i absolutely love these little courtyards.|
full of creativity,
note the D.I.Y. bar+bbq area.
and again with the history, a lot of berlin seemed to be this hodgepodge of haphazard buildings hiding almost anything
|i hope places like this remain for the future|
|this is where i was dropped off by car one day and went for a walk...|
|LOOK WHAT I FOUND!!!|
I FOUND A BASE!!!
|right let me just say how utterly fascinating i found things like this to be|
i completely jibbed any kind of guide book suggestions in favour of exploring abandoned
bases, buildings, factories etc
these are living real histories and are fascinating
|possibly a secret CIA swimming base|
|this was some street art about Knut, the german polar bear [???]|
that sadly passed away, by the morning someone stuck this up, and was originally white fur stuck into the wall
|more random collage|
I've millions of these
a day before it was closed by bank taking over for its valuable central location
such a shame
|this is an old ice factory! i climbed in!! it was great!!|
-an abandoned 80's adventure park!!
imagine chessington but not shit, and 80's, and abandoned
the perfect horror movie setting
i really want things like this into my self initiated project
|this bus is still on diversion|
|this is amazing.|
nothing to do with anything, but by chance i went into a supermarket quite late and it turns into a disco supermarket
check the crazy multicoloured trance lighting!!