A Typeface Created From Berlin Wall Graffiti Is a Sobering Reminder of Why Freedom Matters

As a U.S. border wall looms, Germany's Heimat creates a reminder of the harm they do

On Nov. 9, German nonprofit Die Offene Gesellschaft (The Open Society) sent a letter to the White House urging the president to reconsider his position on a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. The heartfelt plea wasn’t written on paper, but rather a piece of the actual Berlin Wall, which was erected in 1961 as a way of separating East and West Germany during the Cold War.