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Type Design Helps Parisians Catch Right Bus

Keith Bormuth

If you've used public transport in Paris in the last 15 years, you'll be familiar with type designer Jean François Porchez's work. The RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisien) is one of the biggest and most efficient urban transport networks in the world, with 10 million passengers using the Métro alone every day. In 1996, it briefed Porchez to update Adrian Frutiger's iconic Univers-based font created for the Paris Métro which was inaugurated in the 70s.

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