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Edward Johnston : A Signature for London (Paperback) (Richard Taylor)

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It’s one of the most iconic features of London life, yet perhaps the least celebrated: the Johnston typeface, which has decorated signage throughout the entire London Transport system for a century. This book celebrates the Johnston typeface and its creator, Edward Johnston (1872–1944), bringing him long-overdue recognition as one of the key creators of our shared visual image of London life.
Richly illustrated with images from the London Transport Museum—including maps, posters, station signage, and much more—the book traces the evolution of the Johnston typeface from its first use in 1916 through the many subtle changes it’s undergone in the century since, all the way up to its broad deployment for the 2012 London Olympics. No lover of London life or transportation buff will want to miss this beautifully designed and produced volume.
Number of Pages: 95.0
Genre: Transportation, Art, Art
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Richard Taylor
Language: English
Street Date: February 15, 2017
TCIN: 51715296
UPC: 9781910787298
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-8398

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