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Pick, Frank (1878–1941)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Frank Pick was a British design manager born in Lincolnshire and educated at the University of London. Pick initially worked for the North Eastern Railway. He is best known for his role as the vice chairman of the London Passenger Transport...

Beck, Henry Charles (Harry) (1902–74)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...London Underground diagram designer, Harry Beck was born and worked in London, England. He was an unemployed engineering draughtsman when he first made sketches of a new London Underground map, in 1931—which is more precisely a diagram...

London Transport Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In the second half of the nineteenth century, London grew to be the largest city in the world and the capital of the British Empire. With the separation of work, home, and leisure and the growth of the suburbs, new transportation...

Edward Johnston

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...Uruguayan-born British typographer who devised the sans-serif font commonly used by London Transport until 1985 and introduced under Frank Pick and Christian Barman. Johnston was engaged to teach calligraphy at the Central School of Arts...

Johnston, Edward (1872–1944)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Uruguayan-born British typographer who devised the sans-serif font commonly used by London Transport until 1985 and introduced under Frank Pick and Christian Barman. Johnston was engaged to teach calligraphy at the Central School of Arts...

New York World’s Fair (1964–5)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...More than fifty million people visited the New York World’s Fair between April and October in its 1964 and 1965 seasons at Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, in Queens. There, the Fair proposed “Peace through Understanding” and showed “Man...