BERLIN U-BAHN: an underground journey of typography and colour

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Berlin U-Bahn book by Claudio Galamini

BERLIN A year ago, we interviewed Claudio Galamini about his photography project “Berlin Memories” that aimed to collect all the German capital city’s underground stations (for now, 173!) with the intention of showing their beauty and diversity – every U-Bahn station is unique for its design, typography and colours! – but also of telling some curiosities about their history.

Last year, Claudio had told us that after having accomplished his mission, he would have like to publish a book and so we are really happy to leaf through these pages! :)

Here below an introduction to “BERLIN U-BAHN” published by kulturspace but first – if you are curious to know about the “backstage”, when-why-how the project started, Claudio’s favourite stations, and see some photos of the Berliner Untergrundbahn – you can read this interview

Berlin Memories: underground stories, U-Bahn by U-Bahn


BERLIN U-BAHN | a photo book of all 173 U-Bahn stations

About the book: If you ever wanted to travel back in time to relive Berlin’s richly chequered history, you just need to immerse yourself in the pages of “Berlin U-Bahn” by Claudio Galamini. a photographic documentary of the entire B-Bahn network, the book narrates the evolution of Berlin’s metro system through photos dedicated to each station’s design elements. Spanning all 173 stations in the network, the shots capture each platform devoid of people so the viewer can fully appreciate the expressive colours, typography and ambient aspects.

The largest underground network in Germany transporting more than 530 million passengers a year, the Berlin U-bahn is rarely free of heaving crowds, making this a memorable homage to the architects of this fascinating system. Now you can journey through Berlin’s colourful history at the flick of a page.

About the author: Claudio Galamini, a native of Italy, was captivated by the seemingly endless spectrum of designs and fonts decorating the Berlin U-Bahn network. As an avid explorer and photographer, his work has amassed a strong following on Instagram, leading to the creation of this visual documentary.

Book design and production by kulturspace.

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