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Copenhagentype | Rasmus Lund Mathisen



Sign painters decorated the cityscape of Copenhagen in the first part of the 20th century, they made the walls speak to the customer with a great variation of type and colorful type images. In my graduation project I dived into picture archives, explored, analyzed and documented type in the city of Copenhagen.

I created this dedicated website { } to facilitate the huge organised image gallery and to make it accessible.

Based on my findings a new type family “KØBENHAVN FAMILY” grew, a family of 5 typefaces.

The typefaces:

— Please follow my Instagram feed @cphtype { } where I will continue to post photos of type images found in the cityscape of Copenhagen.

— Also visit and joined the Facebook group COPENHAGEN TYPE / CPHTYPE.


Rasmus Lund Mathisen

MA — Cand. Design (KADK)

Online portfolio:

Twitter: @krukkenlund

Instagram: @cphtype




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