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Edward Johnston

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Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Edward Johnston

Person  Male  Born 11/2/1872  Died 26/11/1944

Categories: Craft / Design

Countries: Scotland, Uruguay

Calligrapher and lettering designer. Born in San José, Uruguay, the son of an army officer. When the family returned to Britain, he studied medicine in Edinburgh for a while, but became fascinated with the art of calligraphy when examining mediaeval manuscripts. He produced headings and initial letters for Cobden-Sanderson's Doves Press, but most famously designed the sans-serif Johnston typeface for London Underground, which is still in use today. Died at his home Cleves, Ditchling, Sussex. More information at London Reconnections.

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