SAMPLE A - Square serifs, from 23rd Street
SAMPLE B - Pointed Serifs, from Borough Hall
SAMPLE C - Tucked or angled Serifs, from Christopher Street/Sheridan Square
The Digital Fonts
Each of the twelve digital mosaics on this site is accompanied by a mosaic font, consisting a full alphabet of capitals, numerals, punctuation, dashes and some dingbats, and with the same tile colors found on the originals.
The examples shown here represent the three basic forms of slab-serif fonts found on the "Dual Contract" mosaic signage, defined mostly by the shape of the serif finials: square serifs, pointed serifs, and "tucked" or angled serifs.
Some glyphs, like "Z", the ampersand, and the punctuation, aren't found on existing signage and are based on an extrapolation of the Cushing typeface. The only extant example of a slab-serif capital W (aside from some small directional signage) among all the "Dual Contract" mosaic signage is a single glyph on a wall in the Wall Street station. Its example is followed here.