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The classic British rail font/logo by kenneth grange? where can i get it?
There appears to be some evidence that the font might have been designed by by Jock Kinneir, see the last page here. There's also a possible link here, scroll down to row 26. I seem to recall a wall in one of the rooms at my art college being covered in brand use guideline posters, because one of the tutors had been involved in the design. Unfortunately I had approximately zero interest in corporate design or typography ##years ago. OK OK c.25years
Could have lived without the downloads.
Sorry about that.
Yet another thread where we never get to see the sample we're asked to ID...
http://www.publiclettering.org.uk/StPancrasstation.php '...the Design Research Unit
kinneir & calvert also designed signage faces for the motorways, roads, and hospitals in britain. conor, to answer your original question: these fonts (including the BR font) are not available commercially
Do you mean this one? http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/transport/d-medium/testdrive.html?s=Manford+Thirty-sixborough&p=36 It's made in digital form by urw++.
It isn't quite the same, though. Look at the cap M and the lower case R. Helvetica is probably closer.
alex's link shows a version sold by urw++ of transport,kinnear's font for the british road system. although it shares some similaries with continental sans of the 50s, it does it's own thing (check the l,t,R etc); it's not just a redrawing of Akzidenz Grotesk or Helvetica. so its not a sub for BR (not sure if that's what you meant). if you want something that's close to the BR font, start with Akzidenz Grotesk or Helvetica.
thanks for that C