Comments: 5
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Not about the tote bag specifically, but I am pretty sure that Hugendubel used the same design on its bags - plastic and paper - in the past also.
Apparently, it's an institution they've taken care to preserve.
I especially like this part of the article: "What you see is a meaningless graphic representation of medieval textuality — not a text, not even letters." I'm always fascinated with fonts, and how they're used to convey meaning outside the language they transmit (I used to be a paleographer), so this was just really cool.
I'd forgotten about that (I left Berlin some 20 years ago and we don't have Hugendubel in Bonn) ... but yeah, that design has been around since forever.
Lillelara 2 years ago
Yes, you can still get this bag at my local Hugendubel and the design is unchanged.