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Alliance Reinigungsbedarf GmbH

Photo(s) by Florian HardwigImported from Flickr on Jun 2, 2019. Artwork published in
circa 1990
Alliance Reinigungsbedarf GmbH 1
Source: Uploaded to Flickr by Florian Hardwig and tagged with “dektivdouble”. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

Sign spotted on Boelckestraße in Berlin-Tempelhof. The logo uses Dektiv Double, designed by Peter Steiner for Berthold Fototypes in 1975. The e with the flat bottom has a similarly puzzled look as the one in Steiner’s Black Pepper. In 2011, Nick Curtis made a digital revival of the bi-line face, based on a showing in Homage to the Alphabet. The digital version is named Decked Out NF.

Alliance first appeared in the telephone directory of 1988/1989 as Gebäudereinigung (commercial cleaning). In the 1990/1991 issue, the entry was changed to Reinigungsbedarf (cleaning equipment). Chances are this sign dates back to the early 1990s.

Alliance Reinigungsbedarf GmbH 2
Source: Photo: Florian Hardwig. License: CC BY-NC-SA.


  • Dektiv Double
  • Helvetica




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