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Room: The Pavilions of Honour

From here on you can enter the roof terrace and find all kinds of separate structures that together form The Pavilions of Honour. Pavilions are often dedicated in celebration to someone of significant impact, see for example the sections that honour Hendrik Wijdeveld, Sister Corita Kent or Ed Fella. Yet the pavilion too can pay a tribute to a rather abstract notion that influenced the course of typographic masonry, as can be seen in Metahaven's pavilion dedicated to the standardisation of subtitles. While the typographic mason is continuously looking for innovative methods and visual languages, inspiration is simultaneously derived from preceding norms, forgotten examples, or foregoing visionaries; perhaps there is even more to be gained from historical antecedents than is usually assumed.

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