Font from Berlin – Die Sinfonie der Großstadt-Walter Ruttmann film.

MarcelG's picture

Hi all,

I am trying to identify a font that appears in Walter Ruttmann's film «Berlin – Die Sinfonie der Großstadt», created in Berlin in 1927. I think is the same that appears in the first episode of the documentary Apocalypse: The Second World War, when they introduce Berlin in the 20's, see attachments.

Any help will be welcome!


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Florian Hardwig's picture

That’s not a font, it’s all lettering.

MarcelG's picture

If you check the first image, on the train there is the word «Stadion». This font appears in the letterings as well.

I think it was a very common font in the 20´s and the 30's in Germany because I have seen it in some historic documentaries and films, and I am pretty sure that this font was available for printing. If anyone have any idea about this historic font that could be great.


fvilanakis's picture

Although not a match, I see some strong similarities on a free font called Berlin Email by Peter Wiegel (2009)
The copyright says:
Copyright (c) 2009 by Peter Wiegel Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Germany, This Font is "E-Mail-Ware" Please mail your comment or donate via PayPal to
You could send him an email and ask about the source of his inspiration ;)

PS: I can't read German but you can find some more info about "Berlin Email" here:

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