At the end of 2015 I took some time off from work and for almost a week I managed to take a trip to Europe’s most beautiful city.
Vienna is synonymous to art, culture, to monumental architecture and nevertheless it is the epitome in classical music, but unlike other big cities, it is a place where you can enjoy life at a slow pace, in it’s renowned coffee houses. This is the city were leisure is and art form itself. Vienna has a special place in my heart because whenever I’m there, I feel like home. Timisoara, my hometown, has a rich Austro-Hungarian background/history and many of its buildings were designed by viennesse architects. Being a graphic designer with a keen eye for details, I was exhilarated to have the chance of strolling the streets of Vienna and observe all the lavish buildings, the ornamental pediments, imperial crests, patterns, bas reliefs, the old typographic samples embedded into the façades. Also, many of the modern creations like the street signage, posters or various urban sights and logos, carry good taste, coherence and visual engagement.
Being overwhelmed by the grandeur of Vienna’s buildings is a natural symptom for everyone I guess, but if you start to observe the little details of each building you’ll came to the conclusion of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe that: “God is in the details”.