Metron font is a sans serif font with very rich and interesting history. In fact, there is hardly a citizen of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic that is not familiar of it although it hasn’t served its original purpose for years. It all started in 1970 when representatives of Transport company of Prague asked the famous type designer Jiří Rathouský to create a special typeface for the city’s metropolitan. It was first introduced in 1973 and was extensively used by 1985 when it was replaced. Although today Metron font survives only in the form of metal letters at Metro stations, it is still very popular and easily recognized by the inhabitants and guests of the Czech capital.
In 2014, the year of the 90th anniversary of Jiří Rathouský’s birthday, the Czech designers Marek Pistora and Frantisek Storm decided to celebrate his work by updating and digitalizing Metron with the hope that it will again take its place in the Prague transport system. Many new features were added such as new currency signs, extended choice of figures and fractions, revised diacritics, and most of all – new Cyrillic with true Small Caps. Merton typeface offers to its users six weights with italics, where the tone is specially designed to be close to the original.
The Metron font is published by Storm Type foundry. It was established in 1993 with its work focused on creating modern fonts by using the means of the classical typography. Some of its typefaces include: Josef Sans font, Trivia Humanist font, Etelka font, Zeppelin font
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Supported languages: Albanian, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Cyrillic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh
Designers: Jiří Rathouský, František Štorm, Marek Pistora