Margaret Calvert

Margaret Calvert (born 1936) is a British typographer and graphic designer who, with colleague Jock Kinneir, designed many of the road signs used throughout the United Kingdom, as well as the Transport font used on road signs and the Rail Alphabet font used on the British railway system and an early version of the signs used in airports. The typeface developed by Calvert and Kinneir was further developed into New Transport and used for the single domain GOV.UK website in the United Kingdom.Born in South Africa, Calvert moved to England in 1950, where she studied at the Chelsea College of Art.
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  • What Road Signs Say About Human Perception

    … most functional elements and play into knowledge of human perception. So what can be learned by looking at common wayfaring markers? People read shapes, not letters While early street signs used all upper-case letters, nearly all modern street signs use a mixture of capital and lower-case letters (title case) that facilitates quick reading. When…

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