London typeface…

So the Olympics is over. Let’s celebrate another winner…

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If you were travelling around London during the olympics you’ll have seen a true winner in every sense. Every sign on the London Underground features a typeface designed by Edward Johnston. Tube stations, maps, toilet signs – almost everything uses this cool, easy to read sanserif. It’s also used on tube trains, train and bus stations plus all forms London’s overground vehicles. Created in 1916 it is similar to Gill Sans and just as delicious on the eye. So let’s celebrate this British design legend and, if you’re out and about today in London – stop and recognise the many ways this beauty is used!

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