Elaine Lustig Cohen | Cary Graphic Arts Collection

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What does Matt Willey know about type? Not much he’d have me believe. “I’m not a type designer,” he says, “I’m a graphic designer who enjoys pissing about with type.” Yet the use of custom typography has played a defining role in his magazine making, from early days arranging letterpressed letterfor

This is the Standard Signs Manual for British Railways issued in 1948. In 1948 the newly nationalised British Railways (the Railway Executive) decided to introduce a single typeface for all its operations and chose Gill Sans, the typeface that had been used by the London & North Eastern Railway since c1932. Gill Sans, designed for Monotype by Eric Gill, was used by the railways in various weights and versions as to be expected when it appears on objects from locomotives and rolling stock...

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