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When I was in Berlin last year I was impressed by the variety in type and style on the signage of Berlin's Rail Stations. Impressed, but also surprised as (and maybe it's a stereotype, but) I would have expected more uniformity. Particularly when you consider the story of the Ampelmännchen.
Unfortunately I was only there for a week, so a couple of days had passed before I really noticed, but I photographed what I could in the time that I had. This meant some shots were a bit blurry, but then I quite like blurry photos.
So I don't need to know if these samples have names, I'm just curious. Obviously a number of them pre-date digital typefaces, but they might still have a name or a history to them that one of you might know? I loved Berlin. Wish I could have stayed there longer, and not just so I could get more photos of train station signs. :-)
Friedrichstrasse 1: So this one is good old Helvetica. (Which is all we have here in Melbourne.)
Friedrichstrasse 2: I don't know this one.
Stadtmitte 1: This looks like DIN, but the 'S' is wrong.
Stadtmitte 2: This looks like Frutiger, but the 'i' is wrong.
Stadtmitte 3: I don't know this one.
Unter den Linden 1: This Helvetica Bold is a crime when you consider they've got the one below elsewhere at the station. :-)
Unter den Linden 2: This is my absolute favourite.
Potsdamerplatz 1: Don't know.
Potsdamerplatz 2: Don't know.
Hallesches Tor: Don't know.
Hansaplatz: This blurry one looks like Interstate Regular Condensed.
Nollendorfplatz: Don't know.
Zoologischer Garten: And finally, I can't work out if this is Univers or Zurich.
Thanks a lot.