Task: to design a typeface for a metro car.

Wagon is a low-contrast closed neogrotesque typeface with static proportions and expressive decorative elements. It is a good rough, technological and industrial typeface.

Old metro car plaques served as inspiration.

wagon table

The typeface has static proportions and memorable dynamics. Letter shapes are rigid while digits are more rounded, helping avoid confusion between adjacent letters and numbers.

The typeface has several styles.


The character set includes Cyrillic and Latin letters as well as math symbols and additional elements.

The full set of glyphs can be seen in the character table.

wagon spry
wagon pack

The typeface looks great in transport (especially in trains and metro cars) and works well in various urban locations.

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