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The Resource Edward Johnston : a signature for London, Richard Taylor

Edward Johnston : a signature for London, Richard Taylor

Label
Edward Johnston : a signature for London
Title
Edward Johnston
Title remainder
a signature for London
Statement of responsibility
Richard Taylor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Richard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK1535.J64
LC item number
T38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnston, Edward
  • Johnston, Edward
  • Transport for London (Organization)
  • Transport for London (Organization)
  • Type designers
  • Type and type-founding
  • Type and type-founding
  • Type designers
  • England
Label
Edward Johnston : a signature for London, Richard Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 89) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A craftsman's life -- Johnston and London -- Postscript : Johnston after Johnston
Control code
951724291
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9781910787298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)951724291
Label
Edward Johnston : a signature for London, Richard Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 89) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A craftsman's life -- Johnston and London -- Postscript : Johnston after Johnston
Control code
951724291
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9781910787298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)951724291

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