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Transport for London updates iconic typeface

Transport for London (TfL) has updated its famous Johnson typeface to better cater for the digital age. The revisions include symbols such as @ and # that it did not have before.

The Johnson typeface was first introduced in 1916, and was revised in the 1970s. London Transport Museum has created a range of products inspired by the font to celebrate the centenary of its introduction.

 

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  • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 15/06/2016 11:10

    Mind you. I like the font as it is apparently. Unless it has to change in a way as London is seeing the new Crossrail line being built known as Elizabeth Line once it opens in December 2019/January 2020.

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    • Johnson - 15/06/2016 15:58

      Read the article. What it says is that they were missing characters such as '@' and '#'.

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      • Andrewjgwilt1989 - 15/06/2016 18:52

        Excuse me. I have read the article. I wasn't too sure if it would work out.

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  • Manchester Mike - 15/06/2016 14:31

    There is great background on the font design here http://www.londonreconnections.com/2016/new-typeface-underground-johnston-100/

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