London Passenger Transport Board

J Weltin's picture

Interesting that the London Passenger Transport Board once used the typeface Kabel for its informational material. Later on Edward Johnston created the Railway Underground typeface with its diamond shaped i-dots. Did Johnston intend to refer to Kabel, not only by the dot, but also to the geometric approach of Kabel or is that pure coincidence?
See: http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2013/february/logo-that-almost-k...

Bert Vanderveen's picture

Sorry to disappoint you, but Johnstons design are at least two decades older than Kabel. Draw your own conclusions…

J Weltin's picture

Shame on me … You’re right. Did not look at the dates. So forget about this post.

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