Anyone knows what typeface this is? Tried WhatTheFont and all the other font ID robots out there and couldn't find out what it was. I can't remember the original website I got it from, thought it was a portfolio site I saw on Hover States, but I can't find it anymore.

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It looks like a (not very well done) copy of P22's Johnston Underground.

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Note the single story 'a' and 'g'. The 'Y' and 'G' are different. The 'N' is also notably narrower.

  • Actually, I'm surprised WhatTheFont didn't give you this.
    – Cai
    Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 20:43
  • ...WhatTheFont gave 5 results: All P22 Underground.
    – Cai
    Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 20:54
  • One of the things about P22 Underground Pro is, it has an insane variety of stylistic alternatives, including single-story a, many forms of Q, y` etc. However, I just checked on MyFonts and none of them include a high-crossbar A like this. Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 21:38
  • You are right.. Underground Pro Medium has 2,920 glyphs compared to Medium's 250! As well as the high-crossbar on the A there is no G with the downstroke, no (horribly) slanted Y, and the N is significantly narrower.
    – Cai
    Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 21:55
  • Don't forget the S that looks like it's drunk and about to fall over backwards! I'd guess the font up top is some design student's experiment; they'd just learned about how many people had created modified versions of Johnston's original design, and decided it was their turn. Possibly using the open source Johnston-inspired Railway Sans as a base (though it's no more similar) Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 22:03

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