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Metro Bits

Interesting pages about all of the world's metros: their architecture, history, art, logos and fonts. A partial list of famous metro signage fonts:

  • Amsterdam: M.O.L. (Gerard Unger, 1974)
  • Berlin: Transit (MetaDesign, 1991), based on Frutiger. By Erik Spiekermann, Lucas de Groot, Henning Krause.
  • Brussels: Brusseline (Eric de Berranger, 2006)
  • Hong Kong: Casey (1996), based on Tahoma and Frutiger. Unknown designer.
  • Lisbon: Metrolis (1995, Michael Barbosa, Freda Sack, David Quay)
  • London: Johnston (Edward Johnston, 1916)
  • Mexico City: Tipo Metro (1969, Lance Wyman)
  • Munich: Vialog (2002, Werner Schneider, Helmut Ness)
  • Newcastle: Calvert (1980, Margaret Calvert)
  • New York: tile fonts by G.C. Heins, C.G. LaFarge and S.J. Vickers, 1901
  • Newcastle: Calvert (1980, Margaret Calvert).
  • Paris: Metropolitain (1901, Hector Guimard), Alphabet Métro (1973, Frutiger, based on Univers), Parisine (Jean-François Porchez, 1996)
  • Prague: Metron (1974, Jiri Rathousky) and Helvetica
  • Rotterdam: RET (1984, Henk Van Leyden)
  • Seoul: Korail (2003), unknown designer.
  • Singapore: LTA Identity Typeface (1980s, Hubert Jocham).
  • Toronto: TTC Font (1954, based on Futura)

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