Calibre is a neo-grotesk sans serif inspired by lettering on West Berlin street signs. Unlike most engineered lettering for signage, these letterforms are elegant and clear. Calibre gently tempers the engineer’s geometric tendencies by applying typographic principles of optical correction. Many sanserif letterforms are “pan-genre”. The shapes of a few key letterforms establish the specific subgenre of the sanserif. Calibre takes the rationality from Nebiolo’s Recta, resulting in a contemporary and crisp finish. Calibre was designed alongside Metric. They share a fundamental geometry but differ in the finish of key letterforms.

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