The U8 typeface by Fatype is a revival of the old lettered signs found on subway stations in Berlin:
Anton [Koovit] started U8 as a research project about the Berlin subway system signage and particularly the U8 line that connects the northern borough of Reinickendorf with Neukölln in the south of the city, through the Alexanderplatz junction. His goals were to restore a piece of history, research a link between the DIN and Bauhaus, and translate the lettering of individual handcrafted station signage into a formal typeface.
Released in 2013, U8 soon after has come full circle: The digital reincarnation is used for the signs in two renovated stations of the U8 line, Hermannstraße (2013) and Boddinstraße (2014), designed by Barbara Dechant of the local Buchstabenmuseum. Leinestraße was renovated, too, but there, the new signs apparently are manual recreations based on the original, with less refined curves than in Fatype’s U8 typeface.
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There is a 3-page article by Anton Koovit about his U8 project in Slanted #18, “Signage/Orientation” (2012).