andreas uebele
alphabet innsbruck

exhibition catalogue 

innsbruck 2009 


the place is characterised by a combination of odour, light, colour and lettering: bright colourful type, cast metal letters, names engraved in plaster, messages and paintings sprayed on surfaces capture the characteristic visual scent of a city. you don't perceive them as shapes but as information. you read the signs but fail to identify their messages. in the interplay of their shapes and forms they are tiny time-capsules, narrative echoes of the era in which they were created. anecdotes relating to a building and its location. in the book »alphabet innsbruck« these hidden stories become visible. 


hermann schmidt mainz 

180 pages 

eur 28,–  

isbn 978-3-87439-785-8 



aut: architektur und tirol 

arno ritter 


project team: 

katrin dittmann (project management) 

andreas uebele 



daniel fels 



georg salden 

gretl köfler 

andreas uebele 


german design award 2013, nominated 


design award of the federal republic of germany 2012, nominated 


red dot award: communication design 2011, red dot 


adc germany 2010, award 


berliner type awards 2010, bronze 


if communication design award 2010, award 


the chicago athenaeum, good design 2010, good design award 


deutscher designer club (ddc), good design 10, gold