Tag Archives: Paddington

The talking statue

Brunel: One of London's Talking Statues

Since the last time we met Brunel, he’s moved platforms* and become one of London’s Talking Statues.

Hugh Bonneville plays the part of Brunel.  I can feel another London project coming on…

* = The Paddington bench currently resides where Brunel used to be. They remind me of the Musical Statues game we used to play as children 😉

Brunel statue at Paddington Station

The Language of London

Poster advertising the Language of London exhibition which celebrates the Johnson typeface

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.