London Underground

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Alphabets by Tim Fishlock

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Shapeset alphabet. Overlapping colour compositions. Giclee print on 305g stock. Hand-embossed, numbered and signed. A limited edition.

Bottom Left:
Typeseat alphabet: Screen print. A limited edition of 300. (I beleive the text at the bottom names all of the chairs used).

Bottom right: 
A to Z : A print commissioned by the London Transport Museum for their ‘Mind the Map’ exhibition. Based on the iconic London Underground map.

Happy Birthday Johnston and the London Underground

This week London sees the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. To commemorate the occasion a stream locomotive used in the 19th century made a journey through the modern tunnels of the Metropolitan line. See more on the BBC

It is also 100 years since its iconic typeface Johnston Sans was released as the the ‘Underground’ typeface. Dan Rhatigan, type director at Monotype and forthcoming interviewee of 8 Faces talks about Edward Johnston and the typeface here.  

The structured, based on a calligraphic nib held at a 45 degree angle, is emphasised by Johnston’s diamond tittle shapes (the dots over the i and j), one of it’s most recognisable characteristics.