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.