Metro Nova

Modern versatility, classic design

Rescued from obscurity by Doug Wilson, and restored by designer Toshi Omagari, Metro Nova distills the idiosyncrasies of Dwiggins’ Metro No. 1 into a new family that retains Metro’s inimitable sense of character, while still appealing to current design sensibilities. With seven regular weights, from thin to extra black, and six condensed weights, Metro Nova offers a contemporary take on a classic piece of design, updating the hand of Dwiggins’ for a new generation of designers.

A classic – hidden in the archives for 90 years

Rejuvenated and turned into a modern family of 26 styles

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Meet the designers

1929: William Addison Dwiggins

Already a celebrated illustrator, calligrapher, book designer and writer, W. A. Dwiggins turned his hand to type design for the first time in 1929, with his Metro. No. 1 typeface. However, with the public’s hearts still set on geometric, modernist sans-serifs, Dwiggins’ first Metro design was eventually reborn as the much more popular Metro No.2. Meanwhile Dwiggins’ original design was left to gather dust at the Museum of Printing, in Massachusetts, until rediscovered in 2012 by Doug Wilson.

[Image: Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books]

2013: Toshi Omagari

A graduate of Musashino Art University in Tokyo, type designer Toshi Omagari joined Monotype shortly after receiving his master’s degree from the University of Reading in England. Proficient in drawing letters for the Latin alphabet, Omagari is also skilled at designing several other alphabets including Greek, Cyrillic and Mongolian. “Designing type is an opportunity to maintain the visual aspects of a culture, as well as to bring it forward,” says Omagari.

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