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Transport NewPublisher: K-Type
Transport New was published by K-Type. Transport New consists of 6 designs and family plan alternatives. p > Transport New is a redrawing of the typeface designed for British road signs. In addition to the familiar Heavy and Medium weights, Transport New extrapolates and includes a previously unreleased Lightweight font originally prepared for back-lit signs but never actually applied. Version 3.0 of Transportation New includes significant improvements including numerous outline and spacing improvements, and a full complement of Latin Extended-A characters. Also, to align Transportation New with the 2015 release of Motorway, the other typeface utilized for UK roadway signage, Italic fonts for all three weights have actually been added.

Originally designed by Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert beginning in 1957 and first published on the Preston bypass in 1958, the initial Transport font style has subtle eccentricities which include to its diversity, and drawing the New version included strolling a tightrope in between impertinently getting rid of awkwardness and keeping trick. The Grotesk roots of the glyphs were examined and cheekily fine-tuned-- uncomfortably close terminals of characters such as 5, 6, C, G, and e were reduced, the S and s were given a more upright element and their protruding lower terminals embeded, excessively wide glyphs like the number 4 were narrowed, and some claustrophobic counters were a little opened. The question mark was upgraded and parentheses given some stroke contrast. The x height was edged fractionally even taller.

The Heavy font style is actually more of a Bold, and the Light is basically a regular weight, but the original nomenclature has actually been maintained for old times' sake.

Font Family:
· Transport New Light
· Transport New Light Italic
· Transport New Medium
· Transport New Medium Italic
· Transport New Heavy
· Transport New Heavy Italic

Tags: british, edwardpile-industrial, grotesk, highway, kinneir and calvert, motorway, sans-serif, signage

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