Deutsche Bahn Sans

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Credits

Designer(s)
Christian Schwartz, Erik Spiekermann, Tal Leming
Foundry(ies)
None
Release Year
2005
Country of Origin
Germany
Classification
Sans Serif, Humanist Sans
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
exclusive
Tags
corporate type, railway, super-family

Background

Commissioned by United Designers (now edenspiekermann) for Deutsche Bahn AG. Not available for relicensing.

\“Between 2003 and 2006 (possibly starting even earlier), United Designers undertook a major rebranding of Deutsche Bahn (DB), one of Europe\‘s largest companies. Print communication needed to be better coordinated, sub-brands needed to be better integrated, and a strategy for the future had to be mapped out, and a new type family was going to be a cornerstone of this.\”

\“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.\”

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