Margaret Calvert

Recent articles about Margaret Calvert

A tradition with breaks

Issue 86, Autumn 2013

Feature

Stencil typefaces – late arrivals on the typographic scene – are going in new directions and rediscovering their history.

The new breed

Issue 82, Winter 2012

Feature

Alex Bec and Will Hudson, of It’s Nice That, unveil their agency INT Works, grown directly from their roles as editors and curators.

A design (to sign roads by)

Issue 34, Winter 1999

Feature

As an exemplary rational design programme, the road signs of Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert demand careful study. Despite poor application, inconsistent additions and muddle over the past four decades, their robust, flexible system – with its humane typeface and quirky pictograms – still functions throughout the length and breadth of Britain

Britain’s signature

Issue 71, Spring 2009

Feature

Margaret Calvert signed the UK – from road to rail to air. Now Henrik Kubel has digitised her Rail Alphabet

Recent blog posts about Margaret Calvert

Relocation to Albertopolis

19 March 2016
Design education, Design history, Graphic design, Information design, New media

Save the date! On 24 November 2016 the new Design Museum opens at the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington
Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic yesterday announced the date – Thursday 24 November 2016 –…

Classic Collections – The Big Picture

1 March 2016
Design history, Graphic design, Magazines, Typography, Visual culture

Another bundle of back issues – 34, 43, 49 & 56 – featuring design in the public realm
‘The Big Picture’ is the handy, if somewhat arbitrary name we have given to a…

Collaboratively speaking

14 October 2013
Design education, Design history, Graphic design, Magazines, Posters, Reviews

A report from day two of the AGI Open conference at London’s Barbican.
Day two of AGI Open kicked off with insights and wisdom about ‘collaborative practice’, write…