Discover legacy content from, preserved for your reference.

Orientation, Navigation | FontShop
Please update your browser. Why?

Orientation, Navigation

FontBook Editorial
Last edited July 23, 2014
Come to the Dark Side, we have cookies

The typeface FF Transit is a highly legible design that works well for readers who need quick orientation while en route. Made to blend aesthetic quality with legibility, it was originally developed by MetaDesign in Berlin for official use by the Berlin Public Transportation Services (BVG) and Düsseldorf Airport. Based on the proportions of Frutiger (licensed from Linotype), it was freshly... Read More

Marry in haste, repent at leisure

During planning for the new Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris at the beginning of the 1970s, it was determined that the airport's signage system had to include the clearest and most legible lettering possible. The development of all signage was put into the hands of Adrian Frutiger and his studio. The team carried out their task so effectively that a huge demand for their typeface soon... Read More

Please do not chase slapstick

FF Info is named after its purpose: the transfer of information. Its clean lines make no fashion statements, nor do they attempt any technical wizardry. The typeface was initially intended for use on traffic signage,and other wayfinding systems in stations, on buildings, etc. Because space comes at a premium in such situations, FF Info Display is drawn narrow; It requires 15% less space than... Read More

Dying here is strictly prohibited

Vialog is a large and versatile sans serif family consisting of four weights of roman with corresponding italics, each with small caps and Old style Figures, released by Linotype in 2002. Designers Werner Schneider and Helmut Ness based the concept for Vialog on the forms in "Euro Type," an unpublished type designed by Schneider in 1988 for the German Federal Transportation Ministry. For... Read More

Stick to coffee and alcohol

The 14 symbol and arrow fonts in Vialog™ Signs were designed to accompany Vialog™, a specially developed font family for the transportation industry and information systems typography. These functional and clever signs harmonize with the Vialog alphabets perfectly; and they can also be used on their own or with other fonts. The extensive sets have not only the symbols for common transportation... Read More

FontFont 1997
Adrian Frutiger, Akira Kobayashi, Nadine Chahine, Anuthin Wongsunkakon, Monotype.Design Studio, Yanek Iontef, Akaki Razmadze and Pria Ravichandran
Linotype 2009
Erik Spiekermann and Ole Schäfer
FontFont 1996
Werner Schneider and Helmut Ness
Linotype 2002
Werner Schneider and Helmut Ness
Linotype 2002