David Kindersley




David Guy Barnabas Kindersley (11 June 1915 – 2 February 1995) was a British stone letter-carver and typeface designer. He became an apprentice to Gill in his workshop at Pigotts High Wycombe in December 1934.

In 1952 he submitted a design, MoT Serif, to the British Ministry of Transport, who required new lettering to use on UK road signs. (This all-caps design was passed over in favour of that of Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert.)

In 1961 designed the font Octavian for Monotype.

Kindersley also invented a system for the accurate spacing of letters. It is often praised, but has not seen wide adoption.

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