Edward Johnston

Edward Johnston (1872–1944) was a British craftsman and calligrapher, designer of the typeface for the London Underground,inventor of the foundational hand writing style.

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This article is intended for an audience of contemporary designers and students who are at least one step removed from mid-century British typographic culture; it is a critique of the Gill Sans typeface and the idiosyncrasies of its creation from a contemporary perspective. The central argument is that an earlier typeface by Eric Gill’s mentor, Edward Johnston, is a superior piece of type design.
Typeface stories · 11 March 2007 · English · 2703 words