Inspired by the Art Nouveau lettering for the entrances to the Paris Metro, created by French architect and furniture designer Hector Guimard. [MyFonts] The typeface originated at Fonderie Berthier in 1905. [Identifont]
Phototype adaptations are shown as MP 343 (1964) as part of Headliners’ Morgan Press Collection, as Metro (1970) by Face [Face 1970], as Abdul by Berthold [Berthold 1974], and as Metropolitaines by Photo-Lettering. [PLINC One Liner 1971]
URW’s and Linotype’s name is Metropolitaines, Elsner+Flake’s is Metropolitain. See also Display Art Two (Gerald Gallo, 2009) and the limited freebie Paris Metro (David Rakowski, 1991).
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