Restoring a piece of Melbourne's history, letter by letter.

Redrawn from the hand-painted navigation tiles seen throughout the subways of Flinders St. Station — Sandridge Regular is a bold, uppercase font with simple style.

It takes its name from Sandridge, now known as Port Melbourne, which was the destination of the first steam train journey from Flinders St. in 1854.

When we noticed a few of the tiles being removed and replaced with modern, printed platform signs, we considered it our duty to digitise the letterforms and create a usable typeface from it.

Using a limited character set, we’ve tried to maintain the natural charm & style of the font by keeping the characteristics that make it unique.

We’ve created a small glyph set prototype for now, but hoping to release it as a complete font very soon.