I forget where I found this but I love the colours of this letter pressed image. The simple shapes and block inked sections of it are very appealing. Maybe some future inspiration for a project I haven't started yet...perhaps.
Whilst in Munich recently I visited BMW Welt or BMW World in English. It is a multi-functional customer experience and exhibition facility of the BMW Group. It is right next to the BMW Headquarters and the space is designed to present the current products of BMW. It is also a distribution center for brand new BMW cars many of which are customised.
The astonishing building was designed by Austrian architectural cooperative Coop Himmelblau. The architect Prix describes the space: "the building does not have the boredom of a hall, it is not only a temple, but also a market place and a communication center and meeting place for knowledge transfer".
The space is truly awe inspiring and encourages visitors to explore the many displays and interactive points that are on show through the layout and curves of the building. A must see for visitors to Munich.
I've just got back from Oktoberfest 2009 in Munich. I have never been to Germany before and it was a great opportunity to practice my German and immerse myself in the Bavarian culture. I took the two photos above at the festival, which turned out to be much more of a funfair that expected. There were huge corporate beer tents holding thousands of people, consuming millions of litres of beer.
According to wikipedia, "The Munich Oktoberfest, traditionally, takes place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October...Visitors also eat huge amounts of traditional hearty fare such as Hendl (chicken), Schweinsbraten (roast pork), Haxn (knuckle of pork), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Würstel (sausages) along with Brezeln (Pretzel), Knödeln (potato or bread dumplings), Käsespätzle (cheese noodles), Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes), Sauerkraut or Rotkraut (red cabbage) along with such Bavarian delicacies as Obatzda (a fatty, spiced cheese-butter concoction) and Weisswurst (a white sausage)."
"The original "Oktoberfest" occurred in Munich, on October 18, 1810: For the commemoration of their marriage, Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen (namesake of the Theresienwiese festival grounds) organized a great horse race (the marriage took place on October 12; the horse race on October 17 — therefore, there are different dates named as being the first Oktoberfest)."
More can be found here