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Print - London's Kerning

London's Kerning

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2006 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    NB: Studio (designer)
    International Society of Typographers (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithography on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by NB: Studio

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 503, case TAB, shelf 2

This poster was commissioned by The International Society of Typographers for the exhibition My London, My City at the 2006 London Design Festival. In typography kerning or mortising is the process of adjusting letter spacing in a proportional font so that the blank spaces between each pair of letters all have a similar area.

Physical description

Map of London consisting of street names with no lines.

Place of Origin

London (made)


2006 (made)


NB: Studio (designer)
International Society of Typographers (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

Lithography on paper

Marks and inscriptions

bottom centre

Reproduced by permission of Geographics A-Z Map Co. Ltd. Licence B3713 / [copyright symbol]Crown Copyright 2006. All rights reserved. Licence number 100017302 / Designed by NB: Studio 2006
bottom right

Scale [scale in miles and kilometers]
bottom left


Height: 101 cm print, Width: 152 cm print, Height: 108 cm melinex protector, Width: 159 cm melinex protector

Historical context note

Designed for the ISTD exhibition My London/My City

Descriptive line

"London's Kerning", by NB: Studio, lithograph; United Kingdom, 2006

Production Note

Attribution note: edition of 100


Ink; Paper




Prints; Designs

Production Type

Limited edition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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