Two minutes of Johnston

The good folks in St Bride Library have dug up some Royal correspondence for us this week. In the picture below, we see two letters; showing dialogue between Edward Johnston, the man behind the original Underground font, and JW Fortescue, a librarian at Windsor Castle.


In the first letter, Fortescue is asking Johnston for some advice on ‘good lettering’ for the stamping of King George V’s books.

In letter number two, sent a considerable amount of time after number one, Johnston gives his preference to the lettering used on the King’s books, which is shown below.



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