A typeface for London

We happened across this interesting discussion on how a typeface could speak of a particular place.

A typeface for London Which typeface is relevant for London? Johnston (Image from Wikipedia) Designed by Edward Johnson in 1913 it has been used continuously on the London Underground with a number of updates over the years. It's still going strong today and doesn't look like it's going anywhere quickly. Gill Sans Heavily influenced by Johnston, Eric Gill completed Gill Sans in 1926. It's become visual shorthand for Britishness because of its use by institutions like … Read More

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