Ad for William Addison Dwiggins' Metroblack and Metrolite on the back cover of the December 1929 issue of the Inland Printer. These earlier cuts of Metro differ greatly from the "Metro #2" designs which ultimately went into production. The older designs are much softer and more humanist, with two-storey g's and a's, rounded e's, and other significant differences. Personally, I like the older designs better, but they have a totally different feeling than the more geometric variations which are usually associated with the Metro name.
Metroblack and Metrolite ad
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