Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the combined efforts of social distancing and #stayathome to keep our communities safe and healthy, most shops need to temporarily close their doors. Especially small- and medium-sized businesses are already hit hard and in a miserable economic situation. The city of Saarbrücken as well as Saarland, a smallish German federal state bordering France and Luxembourg, are no exception: the local retail scene is in clear danger.
#mirsinndo (Saarland dialect for “We’re (still) here”) is a lightweight, non-profit and free platform for local shops and small businesses. It helps communicating their “newly established” services a little easier in times where owners (and their clients) don’t know about what comes next. Some offer free deliveries by e-scooters, others online lessons. A local hairdresser even delivers hair colors. People are getting inventive.
In an effort to also support upcoming type design, the site uses two Future Fonts: Fancy Gig for headlines, reminiscent of local corner-shop lettering, and monospaced Arnold for everything else to evoke a feeling of friendly correspondence.
The site runs on smallvictori.es, a file-based CMS running out of a shared Dropbox folder.