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.

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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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