Margaret Calvert (right), designer of the modern British road sign 10th September, 2015.    www.springchicken.co.uk in collaboration with NB Studio presented Sign of the Times, an exhibition of 100  re-imagined 'elderly people' road signs from more than 70 international designers. Spring Chicken is lobbying the Department for Transport to update the 'outdated' current sign with something more appropriate for older people in the 21st century. The exhi...

Margaret Calvert (right), designer of the modern British road sign 10th September, 2015. www.springchicken.co.uk in collaboration with NB Studio presented Sign of the Times, an exhibition of 100 re-imagined 'elderly people' road signs from more than 70 international designers. Spring Chicken is lobbying the Department for Transport to update the 'outdated' current sign with something more appropriate for older people in the 21st century. The exhi...

Humber Street Gallery’s new exhibition British Road Signs celebrates the 50th anniversary of the humble road sign’s design and aesthetic.   The modest road sign is invaluable to drivers and others road users, no matter how much we now depend on satnavs and smartphones in 2017. In a celebration of these design classics that have graced our roadsides for over 50 years, next month Humber …

Humber Street Gallery’s new exhibition British Road Signs celebrates the 50th anniversary of the humble road sign’s design and aesthetic. The modest road sign is invaluable to drivers and others road users, no matter how much we now depend on satnavs and smartphones in 2017. In a celebration of these design classics that have graced our roadsides for over 50 years, next month Humber …

old road signs Shown here are some examples of roadsigns that could often be seen in 1950s Britain.

British Road signs - some monotonous examples of simplified road symbols. This system was designed by typographer Margaret Calvert (born with colleague Jock Kinneir

To mark the 50th anniversary of the British road sign, a select group leading artists and designers were invited by Made North Gallery to transform the familiar circle, triangle and square signs. The contributed concepts evolve from the current signs' function of instructing people of speed limits a...

To mark the 50th anniversary of the British road sign, a select group leading artists and designers were invited by Made North Gallery to transform the familiar circle, triangle and square signs. The contributed concepts evolve from the current signs' function of instructing people of speed limits a...

Motorway typeface: the main lettering used on British road signs, designed specifically for this purpose by Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert.

Motorway typeface: the main lettering used on British road signs, designed specifically for this purpose by Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert.

As with the ' finger posts' the traditional British signs were often mounted quite low down, the base of the triangle on many signs was no more than six feet above the ground. Description from mike.da2c.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images

As with the ' finger posts' the traditional British signs were often mounted…

Margaret Calvert designed signs, symbols, and type for the British road system in 1963 with Jock Kinneir

Margaret Calvert designed signs, symbols, and type for the British road system in 1963 with Jock Kinneir

1930's British Road Signs Constable Vintage Children's Police Officer Poster

1930's British Road Signs Constable Vintage Children's Police Officer Poster

British Road Signs : the london design festival

British Road Signs

British Road Signs Semiotics - visual - memory.co.uk, 2015

Global Traffic Sign Sales Market 2017 by Players - Lacroix Group, Swarco Traffic, RAI Products, Lyle Signs

In 1965 one of the most ambitious and effective information design projects was launched in Britain. The British road sign appeared on our streets for the very first time 50 years ago and has occup…

In 1965 one of the most ambitious and effective information design projects was launched in Britain. The British road sign appeared on our streets for the very first time 50 years ago and has occup…

End of the road... sign. 1959 encyclopedia showing British road signs, just before the current ones were introduced.

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Transport on a dye-line information sheet, 1967. Jock Kinneir, Margaret Calvert. Kinneir Calvert Associates. 50 years of British road signs: https://baselinemagazineblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/05/50-years-of-british-road-signs/

50 years of British road signs

Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert – Transport on a dye-line information sheet, 1967

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Road Fonts: Before the Worboys Report introduced the current road sign designs and lettering in British road signs looked very different. No official name is known for it, so we just call it the Old Road Sign Font.

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