THE NEIGHBOURHOOD TYPE
In this collection we take a trip to some of the most characteristic neighborhoods and places around the world. Places that overflow with color and channel a visual culture of impressions and feelings. Structured from a custom typeface and based on a fixed grid — much like the cities they represent — the designs are infused with all of the city’s energy represented as solid colors. We strived to achieve a feeling of pure contemplation printed onto the scarves.
Akihabara is a district in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo, Japan. Akihabara has gained recognition as the center of Japan's otaku culture. Icons from popular anime and manga are displayed prominently on the shops. Cosplayers line the sidewalks handing out advertisements, especially for maid cafés. The design of many of the buildings, full of bright primary colours, serves to create the sort of atmosphere that draws in the otaku.
Bairro Alto is a central district of Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. Its streets are quiet during the day, full of pastel painted buildings and empty streets but it transforms at night into the city's vibrant nightlife quarter. Behind colourful and graffiti-ridden façades is a variety of restaurants, tourist-packed Fado Houses, and a multitude of bars and alternative shops that stay open until late at night.
Covent Garden is a district in London at West End. Full of cafes, pubs and small shops, the Covent Garden area has long been associated with both entertainment and shopping. In the center of it all is the famous Apple Market, with its orange and green painted iron structure.
Darling Harbour is a harbour adjacent to the city center of Sydney, Australia. With a modern skyline and great night-time colours it’s one of Sydney's largest shopping and entertainment precincts as well as one of the city's most restful spots, the Chinese Gardens of Friendship.
East Village is a neighbourhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The area began to develop its own identity and culture in the late 1960s, when many artists, students and hippies began to move into the area. With its brick façades, and colourful shop windows, the neighbourhood has become a center of the counterculture in New York, and is known as the birthplace and historical home of many artistic movements.
Friedrichshain is a part of Berlin's borough of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Home to numerous design and media companies, It's mainly known for its many bars, pubs and cafes, concentrated in the vicinity of Simon-Dach-Straße and Boxhagener Platz. At the opposite end of the district is Volkspark Friedrichshain, a large green park serving the densely populated area of Prenzlauer Berg, and one of quietest places in the city.
Gràcia is a district of the city of Barcelona, home of the famous Parc Güell, designed by Gaudí. It's one of the most emblematic neighbourhoods in Barcelona, with its narrow streets, and sun filled squares.
The Hongdae is a neighbourhood in Seoul, South Korea. Built on a foundation of artistic souls since the 90s, is famous for its urban arts and indie music culture, as well for its quirky theme cafes, as the Charlie Brown Cafe and the pink Hello Kitty Cafe.
Ilica Street is one of the longest streets in Zagreb. The busy street is crossed by its blue trams and is home to many shops and cultural spots. Although the street spans through most of the north-western part of the city, its crown jewel is the Ban Jelačić Square in the city center.
The Jordaan is a district of the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Originally a working-class neighbourhood, it's home to many art galleries, particularly for modern art. The Jordaan is compared to the rest of the town as an oasis of peace with a labyrinth of green narrow streets and little canals.
The Kejetia market is an open air market in the city of Kumasi in Ghana. It’s the largest single market in West Africa with over 10,000 stores and stalls. Where virtually everything that one wants to purchase from a market can be found. It ranges from jewellery, food, spices, grains, and strong colourful fabrics.
Leal Senado is a paved town square in Macau, China. Known as the urban center of Macau, it’s an area bustling with life and alternative culture. Paved with Portuguese Cobblestone and surrounded by coloured European Style buildings, it's a spot of colour in the middle of old Macau.
Le Marais is a historic district in Paris, France. It hosts many outstanding buildings of historic and architectural importance and has always been one of the hippest parts of the city. Today is one of Paris main localities for art galleries, museums, vintage boutiques and alternative culture.
Neubau is the seventh district of Vienna, home of the expansive Museumsquartier. The old Spittelberg houses have been renovated into boutiques, restaurants, theaters and art galleries, creating a vibrant cultural community..
Oia is a small town in the South Aegean on the islands of Thira and Therasia, in the Cyclades, Greece. The town is noted for its white and blue domed houses, in many cases built directly into niches which are cave houses, on the lip of the volcanic crater, between which are narrow alleys and blue-roofed churches with cupolas.
Petrovka Street is a street in Moscow, Russia, that runs north from Kuznetsky Most and Theatral Square up past Strastnoy Boulevard and Petrovsky Boulevard. The Street is a home to upscale shops and night clubs and it’s famous for its coloured buildings like the St. Peter's Monastery.
Queen Street West describes both the western branch of Queen Street, and a series of neighbourhoods, situated in downtown Toronto, Canada. Today the neighbourhood has reinvented itself as the city’s art and design district. Full of vibrant galleries, design houses and colourful shops, it’s now Toronto’s creative heart.
La Roma is an area located in the Cuauhtémoc borough of Mexico City. Sometimes described as the East Village of Mexico City, La Roma mixes its grungy roots with a fresh high-end influx. At Alvaro Obregon, vendors assemble to sell books and antiques, while Calle Orizaba and Colima are known for its colourful art galleries.
Södermalm is a district in central Stockholm. Södermalm is connected to its surrounding areas by a number of bridges. Known for its vintage culture, is now full of modern Scandinavian designers’ boutiques. The Vitabergsparken with its green coloured rooftops church Sofia act as a gathering place.
Trastevere is the 13th rione of Rome, on the west bank of the Tiber. Trastevere maintains its character thanks to its narrow cobbled streets lined by bright yellow and orange houses. At night, natives and tourists alike flock to its many pubs and restaurants.
Ullanlinna is the southern-most city district of Helsinki, in Finland. Known for its Jugendstil architectural style, Ullanlinna is full of nice cafés, boutiques, antique shops and little parks. One of its most beautiful characteristics it’s the green and red rooftops of the buildings near the sea..
Vila Madalena is a neighbourhood of the Pinheiros district in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The neighbourhood is known for its bustling nightlife and its history as a center of São Paulo bohemian culture. The neighbourhood is filled with art galleries, studios and a series of graffiti-covered streets and alleys.
Wacker Drive is a street in Chicago, United States. Running along the Chicago River, is known for its mix of classic brick buildings and green coloured glass façades, like the 333 Wacker drive, one of Chicago’s most emblematic pieces of architecture.
Xicheng is a district of Beijing, China. It's the largest portion of the old city and the heart of Beijing, covering areas like the Xidan Commercial district and the popular Houhai area. One of its most emblematic buildings is the National Center for the Performing Arts, famous for its beautiful yellow and orange colours at sunset.
Yoyogi is a neighbourhood in the northern part of Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Home of the Yoyogi Park, is one of the most popular Tokyo destinations. A mix of Japanese rock music fans and Hanami viewers, Yoyogi Park is one of the most colourful places in all of Tokyo.
The Zeil is a street in the city center of Frankfurt, Germany. It's one of the most famous and busiest shopping streets in Germany. One of its most impressive buildings it’s the new MyZeil and its polygonal glass façade.