Back in June, we were in the Czech Republic and were really loving the signage on the Prague Metro. The gold and silver lettering and interiors gave them something of a retro sci-fi aesthetic – like something out of a Stanley Kubrick vision of the future from the 80s.
The metal lettering and all the extra little accents make for fascinating signage, if your into that kind of thing. They definitely have a quality all of their own, and are a world apart from the clean and clear London underground signage.
They also have quite an interesting abstract combination of a square and rectangle that indicate which of the three lines are the main stop and intersecting lines, making a unique sort of logo for each station…
It's a pitty in fact that not all the signage maintain the same aesthetic, and it is slightly jarring together with more sterile modern signage as below – clarity and ease of understanding is paramount for signage such as this, though we reckon a fully integrated signage system with this 'metallic-reto-chic' aesthetic would look just beautiful.