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Design for an alphabet - Design for lettering
  • Design for lettering
    Johnston, Edward, born 1872 - died 1944
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Design for lettering

  • Object:

    Design for an alphabet

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    December 1929 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Johnston, Edward, born 1872 - died 1944

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pen and ink

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the London Passenger Transport Board

  • Museum number:

    E.50-1936

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case CC, shelf 7

Physical description

Designs for alphabet and lettering for the London Underground

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

December 1929 (made)

Artist/maker

Johnston, Edward, born 1872 - died 1944

Materials and Techniques

pen and ink

Dimensions

Height: 262 mm, Width: 307 mm

Object history note

Object was re-numbered in February 2017, having previously been misnumbered as E.49-1936, this object was mistakenly displayed at Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft as E.49-1936.

Descriptive line

Edward Johnston; designs for sans serif alphabet and lettering for the London Underground Railway, 1929

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1936, London: Board of Education, 1937.

Materials

Pen and ink

Techniques

Lettering

Subjects depicted

Alphabet

Categories

Typography; Designs; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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