Metro Nova

Metro Nova®

Une polyvalence moderne, un design classique.

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.

Designers

  • William Addison Dwiggins
  • Toshi Omagari

Foundry

  • Monotype Studio

About Metro Nova

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.

Metro Nova comprises seven weights, from ultra thin to extra black in regular proportions, and six weights as condensed designs. Each has an italic counterpart for a total of 26 fonts.

Designers

William Addison Dwiggins

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.

Toshi Omagari

Toshi Omagari

With a focus on multilingual typography, Senior Type Designer Toshi Omagari has created fonts for several major brands and worked on some of Monotype’s most recent major type releases. He is a regular speaker at events like ATypI, sharing his experience and insights on multilingual type design.

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