Escaping the Berlin Wall is a response to the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) 2020 brief, celebrating the theme of migration. *Pass with Commendation Between 1949 and 1961 more than 3.5 million East Germans had migrated to the West. On the 13th of August, 1961, the construction of the Berlin Wall began. Its purpose was to stop the exodus from the communist regime in East (GDR) to the more prosperous West Germany (FRG). The few who were brave and fortunate enough to have escaped beyond the Wall have left us with extraordinary and inspiring stories.