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Tagged: sans-serif

Transport New, Typeface image/svg+xml

Transport New is a redrawing of the typeface designed for British road signs. In addition to the familiar Heavy and Medium weights, the K-Type family includes the previously unreleased Light weight originally planned for back-lit signage but never actually applied.

Not to be confused with New Transport, this is a very similar font, but at just £12 for the entire family (as opposed to £1000 for New Transport), an awful lot cheaper. I’ll be purchasing this one.

New Transport, Typeface image/svg+xml

New Transport is a digital adaption of Transport lettering originally designed by Jock Kinneir & Margaret Calvert in the 1960s; specifically for use on the United Kingdom’s new motorways (followed by the all-purpose roads). With minor modifications, it is still in use today.

I love this typeface and think it is quintessentially English. The only problem is, it’s not cheap, the family of 12 fonts will set you back a cool £1000. Blimey.

P.S. In case you are not aware, this is the same font as used by GOV.UK, the UK Government website.