The Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, ifa) aims “to promote artistic exchange and dialogue between civil societies and to provide information about foreign cultural policy.” In the exhibition new olds it examines “design in the tension between tradition and innovation.” Heine/Lenz/Zizka designed a bilingual catalog that accompanies the exhibition on its tour around the world.
For the oxymoronic title, an embroidered looking blackletter has been contrasted with a monolinear monospace. The former is Pixtur, designed in 2005 by Anja Gollor and Henry Hajdu as a pixel version of Fette Haenel-Fraktur. Three styles – Dots, Quads and an unnamed Solid – were included on the CD that came with Fraktur Mon Amour. The latter is LL Simple, designed four years earlier by Norm.
Have you ever seen a Hebrew pixel blackletter? When the exhibition was shown at the Design Museum Holon, Israel, in 2011, the logo was adopted for the local writing system. Apparently, this was not done by Heine/Lenz/Zizka, since the Monospace is not the original LL Simple.