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ID: 500125925
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500125925

 
Record Type: Person
Johnston, Edward (English calligrapher, typographer, and teacher, 1872-1944)

Note: Johnston is known for his design of the corporate identity of the London Underground including the sans-serif typeface used throughout. He taught at the London Central School of Arts and Crafts, and the Royal College of Art, South Kensington. He is credited with reviving the art of calligraphy in the western world through his book "Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering" (1906). British calligrapher and graphic designer.
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Names:
Johnston, Edward (preferred,V,index,LCO)
Edward Johnston (V,display)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
artist (preferred)
calligrapher
typographer
illuminator
teacher
author
writer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Montevideo (Montevideo department, Uruguay) (inhabited place)
Died:  Ditchling (East Sussex, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
teacher of ....  Cobden-Sanderson, Thomas James  
..................  (British bookbinder, printer, calligrapher, 1840-1922) [500099240]
teacher of ....  Gill, Eric  
..................  (British sculptor, typographer, and author, 1882-1940) [500025465]
teacher of ....  Smith, Percy John  
..................  (English painter and etcher, 1882-1948) [500022953]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Johnston, Edward (I)

Biographies:
(English calligrapher, typographer, and teacher, 1872-1944) ..... [VP Preferred]
(British calligrapher, 1872-1944) ..... [AVERY]
(British calligrapher, 1872-1944) ..... [Grove Art]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Edward Johnston ........ [VP]
................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Johnston, Edward ........ [AVERY Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred]
..................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 26 April 2007
..................................  Friedl, Typography (1998) 308
..................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..................................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 13 December 2006
..................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL50040311, accessed 13 December 2006

Subject: ........ [AVERY, Gallery Systems, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 26 April 2007
....................  Friedl, Typography (1998) 308
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n50040311
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 13 December 2006
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n50040311
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) NAFL50040311, accessed 13 December 2006
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 26 April 2007
.......... Friedl, Typography (1998) 308
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
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