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London's Kerning

Print
2006 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Lithography on paper
Brief Description
"London's Kerning", by NB: Studio, lithograph; United Kingdom, 2006
Physical Description
Map of London consisting of street names with no lines.
Dimensions
  • Print height: 101cm
  • Print width: 152cm
  • Melinex protector height: 108cm
  • Melinex protector width: 159cm
Production typeLimited edition
Marks and Inscriptions
  • LONDON'S KERNING (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)
Credit line
Given by NB: Studio
Historical context
Designed for the ISTD exhibition My London/My City
Production
Attribution note: edition of 100
Place Depicted
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
E.3126-2007

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record createdApril 29, 2008
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