Margaret Calvert (born 1936) is a typographer and graphic designer who, with colleague Jock Kinneir, designed many of the road signs used throughout the United Kingdom, as well as the Transport font used on road signs and the Rail Alphabet font used on the British railway system and an early version of the signs used in airports.
Every traveler along any of the UK's roadways is familiar with the work of Margaret Calvert. In collaboration with Jock Kinneir, Calvert developed the graphics and typography program for the M1 in the fifties before it was introduced to the entire country in the sixties. | Influential Women in Industrial & Graphic Design
TYPOGRAPHY MODULE 18/02/13 Today we learnt about typography used in wayfinding and the work of Jock Kinneir & Margaret Calvert. It was interesting to learn about the requirements needed for road signage and what peoples eyes respond to quickest.