New Rail Alphabet

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Designer(s)
Scott Williams, Henrik Kubel, Margaret Calvert
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Release Year
2008
Country of Origin
United Kingdom
Classification
Sans Serif, Grotesk
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New Rail Alphabet is a revival of the British Rail alphabet designed by Margaret Calvert of Kinneir Calvert Associates in the early Sixties. Originally drawn in two vertions, as a constituent part of an integral signing system, it first appeared in the United Kingdom’s National Health hospitals and, subsequently, British Rail and Danish Rail stations, followed by all BAA airports. Now produced in six weights, off white, white, light, medium, bold and black, with non-aligning numerals, corresponding italics, and a set of Eastern Eurpoean characters, by Henrik Kubel of A2/SW/HK, in close collaboration with Margaret Calvert.

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