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The Typography Of The London Underground

by | 10th, December 2009

THE London Undergound typogrpahy is a joy to star and stare and stare at. Here’s a piece about how the typeface for the London Underground came to be:

“We continue to make subtle changes” Ashworth admits, “but we’re very wary about doing too much and are always happy to roll back changes if they end up not feeling ‘right.’

“The most recent major change was to the numbers 1 and 4 earlier this year. Not a lot of people noticed until a poster appeared advertising engineering work on the 14th of February — then I got A LOT of emails.”

There are many ways to write:


Spotter: Kottke

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