Hugh Bonneville plays the part of Brunel. I can feel another London project coming on…
How wonderful to find this poster advertising an exhibition which celebrates the Johnston Typeface.
The typeface was commissioned in 1913 by Frank Pick, the Commercial Manager of the then Underground Electric Railways Company of London.
As you can see by the adjacent poster, this iconic typeface is still in use on the Tube today.
Just along from the ‘Bear’ with us sign featured previously, this fantastic new bench has appeared 🙂
A bit of a hark bark to the summer on the blog today. At the end of August we went to the Paralympics. When we arrived in London, I was busy taking photos of how the city had been transformed by the Games. Whilst at Paddington I ended up following a crowd of Games Makers, presumably on their way to the Olympic Park for their shift. Everyone’s remarked on how cheerful and helpful the Games Makers were and how much they helped to create a wonderful atmosphere at the Games. I’m happy to say the pictured women were as naturally cheerful off duty as those we met on duty 🙂
I’m having to visit London much more this year and it often means a long wait at Paddington station so the journey back is more affordable. There’s something about these seats which I find strangely compelling. It’s all those people. Sitting. Watching. Willing their train’s platform to come up on the display screens…