The Rail Alphabet was originally designed by Peter Norton. Having started out with the most obvious signs, he then moved the lettering around to develop an alphabet that is both logical and pleasing to the eye. Unlike most typefaces, Norton's Rail Alphabet provides a series of styles that can be used to letter words and phrases in standard form. Most of the other typefaces of his time were rather 'one-dimensional' in that they only had one style – so you couldn't distinguish 'High Street' from 'Highway' or 'Shopping' from 'Shopping Mall'.
Régine Deslauriers, in her book Tigers Weep , relates how the designer of the font, Édouard Empain, had a close call when at the Geneva International Motor Show in 1929, he found an extremely rare road, rail and boat sign, with his own name, on display in a glass case. Seeing a photo of the sign as soon as he got back to Paris, Empain was overcome by a desire to go and buy it. He managed to close the sale, but the price had to be negotiated after he'd paid for the sign, so when he arrived home, he found that his wife and son had locked him out of the house. He had to wait for them to unlock the door before getting back to the keys. Fortunately, the following day his wife came across the keys, which she handed to him with a smile.
Skeena has a generous letter spacing, a modern appearance, and a cool vibe. If you are looking for something which gives a nod to the 70s, it is sure to fit the bill. Seaford is named after a town in East Sussex. It has rounded and squared forms, a modern feel, and an overall appearance that is akin to the original font. Grandview, however, is the clear winner and a great replacement to the original design.
ABCD premiered across India in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages. The film was released in the United States on 2 June 2013. As per the Bollywood trade website Box Office India, with around 1.50 billion viewers, the film grossed 45.11 million in its first week. 827ec27edc