In the 1960s British TV show The Prisoner, an adapted version of Berthold Wolpe’s Albertus was used on everything from titles to signs and props. Many of these were hand rendered. The key adaptations were the removal of the dots from ‘i’s and ‘j’s, and ‘e’s that had an uncial feel to them — although occasionally standard ‘e’s snuck in too. I don’t currently know who created all the signs, though the show’s art director was a chap called Jack Shampan.
Alistair has posted more info and images on his blog.
“A village where every road sign, poster, and product sold has a single uniform font? […] That’s not at all sinister …” — usvsth3m
In 1994, Mark Heiman created a digital font to closely resemble the modified Albertus as used in The Prisoner. The freebie is available from a fan site. A superior and more original (although less close) approximation would be Gerard Unger’s Alverata. It doesn’t come with an uncial ‘e’, but features a Ukrainian letter Ie (є).
The City of London adopted Albertus for street signs.
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