Orignial, Reg­u­lar, Medium, Bold + Experts, TF, LF

To keep the remem­brence of Berlin’s two street­sign sys­tems Ole Schäfer and I star­ted the City Street Types pro­ject. We digit­ized the two dis­tinctly dif­fer­ent alpha­bets and designed a small fam­ily of text fonts based on these letterforms.

The his­tory of the Ber­lin West street­sign typeface actu­ally starts in the 1930s, as it was used for the whole city, the former “Greater Ber­lin“. From the 1930s on, streed­signs, made of weather res­ist­ant enamal, were pro­duced to replace the old ones and give the gloomy city a con­tem­por­ary appear­ance. As typeface, a vari­ation of Erbar Grotesk (from Jakob Erbar, 1926) was used.

FF Citys­treet Types in use …

Avail­able from Fontshop.