“Offenbach ist nicht Berlin” is the title of a poster and accompanying apparel for German techno club Robert Johnson. The club’s founder, Ata Macias, and Cinthie from Elevate Berlin initiated the idea, in part to support the venue during the Covid-19 crisis. The collection consists of an A0 print on affiche paper, and a limited edition T-shirt and hooded sweat. Artwork and motion design were created by Lucas Hesse, using an early version of Oldschool Grotesk Compact.
From the press text:
New York ain’t Berlin, Paris ain’t Berlin, Frankfurt ain’t Berlin – and neither is Offenbach. Yet we take pride in running a club for 23 years now that most of you wouldn’t expect to be situated in Frankfurt’s not-so-popular neighbor city.
But this isn’t about favoring one city over another. This is about connecting the dots, this is about cooperation. Thus we invited Berlin DJ, producer, record label, and “Elevate Store” owner @cinthie_dj to join us in presenting a lovely t-shirt in classic »Berlin-black« and its snow-white companion poster.
The Robert Johnson logo was designed in 1999 by Double Standards, based on the typefaces used on British numberplates.