Edward Johnston

Graphic Designer, Author

1872 – 1944

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Who was Edward Johnston?

Edward Johnston, CBE was a British craftsman who is regarded, with Rudolf Koch, as the father of modern calligraphy, in the particular form of the broad edged pen as a writing tool. He is most famous for designing the sans-serif Johnston typeface that was used throughout the London Underground system until it was re-designed in the 1980s. He also redesigned the famous roundel symbol used throughout the system.

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Born
Feb 11, 1872
Uruguay
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • University of Edinburgh
Died
Nov 26, 1944

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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