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Please note that, except where indicated, these typefaces are not available for licensing.
Big Black Book Stencil
Empire State Building
Munich Re Group
2004-2005. Commissioned by United Designers for Deutsche Bahn AG. Designed with Erik Spiekermann. Condensed and Compressed Italics drawn by Tal Leming. Not available for relicensing.
The Sans will probably be the most commonly used part of the new family, so we had to make sure it could cover a very wide range of uses, including signage, schedules, advertising, and the free magazine on the train. We put a lot of softness into the italics to balance out some of the more mechanical forms in the romans, which become quite industrial and almost DIN-like as they get narrower.
The Headline version trims off many of the more explicit details, allowing for clean headlines in advertising and the opportunity to mix and match different forms in wordmarks for the sub-brands.
Sans: Normal, Condensed and Compressed widths in Regular, Bold and Black weights, all with italics.
Headline Sans: Light, Regular, and Black weights, with italics.
More about each part of the family:
DB Sans & Sans Head