Before the Parisine

The story of the metro in Paris started long ago and typography and lettering where always an important aspect who make it unique. This website, in French describe one of the separate companies and show some examples of letterings and various graphis and architecturals elements. Guimard name is also strongly connected with the history of the metro. Check the bottom of that page who feature nice old posters.

→ Parisine: A workhorse & economical sanserif in 16 series
→ Parisine Plus: A fancy sanserif in 16 series.
→ Parisine Office: Humanistic sanserif in 4 series.

Jean François Porchez, 16 July 2004

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