Oud Warenhuis

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Created: 09/01/13
Last Edited: 03/09/14
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Editorial typography designs based on old signage in Warenhuis De Vries, a colonial Bandung heritage. Indonesia.
  • Oud Warenhuis Typeface / $25.00
  • Oud Warenhuis Typeface
     
     
    The History:
    Warenhuis de Vries is the oldest departement store in Bandung, Indonesia. The originial function is the grocery store with Empirestijl Indies architectural styles was built in the mid 19th century.
    The roof of the building consists three units, the most forward part supported by six columns, this building was restored and rebuilt in 1909 & 1920 based on styles and works of architect Edward Cuypers. This building is a part of cultural heritage in Bandung, and in 2005 the building was purchased by Bank OCBC NISP and restored like the original.
     
    Behind The Scene:
    In order to developing the cultural Bandung Heritage, I was came with the ideas to redesigning the old signage in De Vries building, Bandung. The typeface was not totaly same as it original form, but it was adapated from the original signage and awning styles, with engraved side curves and added more glyph sets. My purpose is to reintroduce the glory of Warenhuis de Vries building through type designs, and also I hope the people know and recognize on of the historic buildings in Bandung, which is now eroded by time along with rapidly modernism development in Bandung.
     
    Details:
    Content Format: 26cm X 37cm
    Fonts Name: Oud Warenhuis
    Category: Display Typeface
    Family: Regular & Shadow
    Fonts Format: .OTF & .TTF
    Poster Prints Format: 27in X 40in

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