London wants to make its iconic subway font “quirky” again

The English are particular about their fonts.

For the 100th anniversary of the London Underground’s iconic typeface, government agency Transport for London (TfL) will introduce a re-designed tribute font that is as global and quirky as the 1916 original.

The original font, called Johnston, has come to symbolize the city’s particular sensibility and visual language. But through its various uses and adaptation to digital technology over the years—signage, maps, websites, advertisements...

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