Old Masters Picture Gallery, Dresden Zwinger


in cooperation with: Gourdin & Müller, Leipzig
Architects: Sunder Plassmann Architekten, Berlin

The collection of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery) at the Dresden Zwinger of more than 750 paintings from the 15th – 18th century is regarded as one of the most important. During the last two years the gallery has been renovated and its first part has opened for the public again by the end of February 2016. Together with fellow Leipzig based design studio Gourdin & Müller we were working on the new signage.

A sensitive, contemporary design, paired with an exclusive, not yet released geometric Sans Serif make sure that the signage blends in perfectly with the architecture and still reflects the representative character of the gallery. All letters, floor plans, arrows and figures consist of a corpus of 10mm depth, painted in the same color as the wall it sits on, as well as a 2mm bronze facing that reflects minuscule details in the overall architecture of the gallery. This attention to detail ensures that the signage has an almost stucco like appearance and reflects the representative character of the place perfectly.