Snapshot: Operating under the direction of Prof. Jürgen Huber at the University of Applied Sciences Berlin, student-designers Lisa-Marie Peters and Christian Pannicke were challenged to create a product with typographic reference for the Museum of Letters Berlin. The duo’s response to the request came in the unexpected form of a delectable, type-driven chocolate bar.
The Museum of Letters is devoted to preserving and documenting letter-forms. The establishment has rescued hundreds of signs, saved from decay and junk yards. Typographic elements at the museum are selected independently of culture, region, language and script system.
Peters and Pannicke chose to create a product that related directly to the museum and placed importance on formulating a chocolate bar that would become a keepsake and serve as a souvenir at the museum. The result is a milk-chocolaty bar topped with a type relief. From Serifs to San-serifs, bold to light-weight, the chocolate bar features an array of typefaces to reference the nondiscriminatory signage collection valued at the museum.
The designers were not just responsible for creating the handcrafted chocolate bar, they also spearheaded the pastel packaging design and in-store promotional presentation at the museum. The Typographic Chocolate Bar is intended for design-oriented museum visitors, who appreciate handcraft products.