Johnston & Gill - Very British Types by Mark Ovenden

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Johnston & Gill - Very British Types by Mark Ovenden

Johnston & Gill - Very British Types
EDWARD JOHNSTON (1872-1944) and ERIC GILL (1882-1940) were originators of two of the world's most enduring typefaces. Johnston still stands as Transport for London's primary 'wayfinding' lettering, while Gill Sans is the type of choice within many public and private organizations across the UK today. This book celebrates their significant contribution to Britain's visual culture.

Tracing the story of each typeface from inception to the present day, Mark Overden skilfully draws together a complex joint history that incorporates Edward Johnston's and Eric Gillís friendship and occasional collaboration, the myriad revisions to both typeface designs, and the enduring appeal of the two typefaces over the last century among a range of clients, most notably the London Underground (Johnston) and the BBC (Gill Sans). Including rarely seen imagery, this fascinating book is must for all typography, design and cultural history enthusiasts.

MARK OVENDEN is an author and broadcaster who specializes in the subjects of graphic design, cartography and architecture in public transport. He is the author of Metro Maps of the World (2003), Paris Metro Style in Map and Station Design (2008), Railway Maps of the World (2011), London Underground by Design (2013) and Transit Maps of the World (2015).

1st edition, 2016, hardback, 200pp, over 200 photos and illustrations, 20 x 25.5cm


Johnston & Gill - Very British Types by Mark Ovenden
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