Gastrotypographicalassemblage?

CBS Wall

The CBS Cafeteria Wall a.k.a. the Gastrotypographicalassemblage

Last summer at TypeCon I saw a presentation on the CBS Wall (a.k.a. that word in the post title). It was a decorated cafeteria wall in the New York CBS building, made mostle of wood type spelling out a variety of culinary words. The words appeared  in many different sizes and styles of type. It was a unique piece of design that I feel still has a major impact even in the surviving photographs of it. Unfortunately it was removed in the early 90s and essentially thrown away. Luckily, The Center for Design Study in Atlanta is currently working on restoring the wall, as it is an important piece of design history. This article describes the wall’s history, and the recent efforts to restore it.
http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/rebuilding-a-legacy-the-gastrotypographicalassemblage
It is interesting that both graffiti and typography/graphic design as cultures suffer from a lack of preservation, and perhaps value, for their histories.

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