A (Designers) Weekend in Brussels
Every time I visit a new city I’m on the look out for fresh art and design. The typography of shop fronts, the design of maps and tour guides, inspiring exhibitions, bright street art, interesting illustrations in quirky cafes. I find it hugely exciting to explore the ‘look’ of a city.
I’m sure sometimes my incessant remarks on typography and grimacing at bad kerning could get slightly annoying – fortunately I spent a weekend with my girlfriend in Brussels, who’s also a designer, and equally guilty of always being on the lookout for good design!
(As a bonus, the fact we’re both designers made the idea of staying in a Pantone hotel a fantastic prospect. You can see more from my stay at thePatone Hotel here: Room Number 368 (Coated)).
Here’s a look at some of my highlights/recommendations to designers visiting the city!
Bright Pantone Themed Hotel Rooms
The Cobbles of Brussels
Waffles are a must!
Beautiful City Views
A visit to the Museum of Natural History
A world of interesting shapes and textures
The journal from the Belgian Antarctic Expedition
Interesting futuristic, yet retro architecture of the Atomium
Funky lighting inside the Atomium
Awesome street art
Success in our hunt for Space Invaders
Amazing urban style typography for a great cause
Breakfast at the awesome Gaudron – type lovers dream!
Brussels is a fantastic city full of interesting places to visit and things to try, but there’s also a world of art and interesting design beyond the tourist scene.