U8 by Anton Koovit

Anton Koovit is an Estonian typographer based in Berlin, and now the first to digitise the original font created for the U8 line. The typeface, originally created in the 1920s, was soon forgotten as an updated version replaced old signs and maps. However due to some remaining evidence Anton has been able to recreate the whole alphabet, described as a grotesque geometric German font. Since its release the typeface can be noted in various books, publications, posters and is available for purchase on his second website here. Hear an interview with the designer and learn some nerdy typographic facts about the Berlin underground from Radio Spätkauf’s show on the topic broadcast earlier this week: