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The London Underground Receives a Typography Refresh

For the first time since 1979, London’s Tube is getting a typography refresh. The underground’s iconic Johnston typeface will soon be replaced by Johnston 100, a slimmer, more modern take on the classic. Designed by the type foundry Monotype, the new font features wider characters and looser spacing in order to “bring back some of Johnston’s relaxed feel,” says Malou Verlomme, a senior type designer at Monotype. Additionally, the @ symbol and # sign, initially excluded by Johnston’s original creator, have been updated to feel native to the typeface. Read more at Fast Company.

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