Designed by William A. Dwiggins in 1930
Toshi Omagari in 2012
With Metro® Nova type designer Toshi Omagari is presenting a revival of the classic font, Metro, designed in the 1920’s and 30’s by William Addison Dwiggins. The rediscovery of the original design thus shows a facet of the popular font, which has been largely unknown until now.
Omagari has clearly expanded the Metro Nova environment in comparison with the original Metro. The new font is available in Thin to Extra Black in seven stroke widths, each with matching Italic. Omagari has also designed all the font styles in a narrower tracking condensed variant.
Small caps and various figure sets with uppercase and mediaeval figures, intended for the table and proportional set complete the range of characters. Designers from the German-speaking regions ought also to be delighted to see that the majuscule ß has been included.
Metro Nova has received the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at the Type Directors Club of New York TDC2 competition in 2014.
Metro Nova Italic
be installed on a computer for
use with applications.
Licensed per computer.
@font-face rule. They are licensed
for a set number of page views with
no time limitation.
in your mobile application. Each app
and platform requires a separate license.
embedded in an eBook, eMagazine or
eNewspaper. Fonts are licensed per title.
a server and e.g. used by automated
processes to create items.
A license is per server core CPU per year.
on which the font will be installed.
that you can use over time. We’ll let
you know when you’re running low.
Platforms you intend to embed the
font in. A license is valid for the life
of the version of the app.
you intend to embed the font in. Each license
is valid for one title for the life of that title.
CPUs of the servers on which
the font will be installed.
A license has a term of 1 year.
the font: OT (OpenType) with
Postscript outlines (OT CFF) or
TrueType outlines (OT TTF).
the font: W1G (98 languages),
COM (56 languages),
PRO (33 languages) or
STD (21 languages).
available in. These differ in contained
characters and file size. You get all
available versions with your license.
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and semantic designs. Check for readability,
rendering and beauty then share a working
prototype of your design.
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PRO supports at least 33 languages.