Plaque

Edward Johnston

Erection date: 1977

Inscription

Edward Johnston, 1872 - 1944, master calligrapher lived here, 1905 - 1912. Greater London Council

Note: the typeface used on this plaque is not "English Heritage’s own unique font" to quote EH but London Underground’s own typeface, New Johnston sans serif, the 1979 version of the typeface designed by Johnston and introduced in 1916. Three other Underground-related EH plaques use this font: Frank Pick, Lord Ashfield and Harry Beck (E10).

Site: Edward Johnston (1 memorial)

W6, Hammersmith Terrace, 3

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Edward Johnston

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Edward Johnston

Calligrapher and lettering designer. Born in San José, Uruguay, the son of an...

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Greater London Council

Replaced the LCC. The GLC was abolished, some say, because Mrs Thatcher could...

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