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Taylor, Richard (Archivist)

Works: 1 works in 1 publications in 1 language and 105 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: Z250.A2, 745.4
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Most widely held works by Richard Taylor
Edward Johnston : a signature for London by Richard Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Johnston typeface influenced the design of the whole London transport system and is seen, in an adapted form, every day by millions on Tube trains, station signs, buses, posters, leaflets and maps. A symbol of London, globally recognised, the Johnston typeface is 100 years old in 2016. This book celebrates the typeface and the life and work of its creator, Edward Johnston. Illustrated with images from the collections at London Transport Museum and other relevant collections, it tells of the journey that the Johnston typeface has taken from Johnston's first meeting with Frank Pick in 1913 to the advent of New Johnston and its evolution and use up to the London 2012 Olympics. The influence of Johnston on typography and design was and continues to be profound. London Transport Museum's collection captures both the genesis of this ground breaking typography and its use, misuse and adaptation across a century. The roundel and Johnston typeface have been the basis of the brand for Transport for London (TfL) and its predecessors for over a century. Together they provide a unified corporate identity which visually unites the Capital's transport services but have also come to symbolise London itself, giving London its signature. Designed by award winning book designer, Webb and Webb
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