London Tube Font

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About London Tube Font

London Tube is a Johnston font that was created by Jonathan Paterson in . It was added to FontSpace on

London Tube is licensed as Freeware, which means it is 100% free for both personal use and commercial use.

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Jonathan Paterson 1994. Alphabet characters based on Edward Johnston's London Underground type designed for London Transport in 1915.

Normal TrueTypeMore Info 225 glyphs / 228 chars View Charmap
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Comments

  • mickeys avatar
    It's unfair to present this typeface without mentioning that it's an unauthorized derivative of the the actual 1916 "London Underground" face (commonly known as "P22 Johnson") by Edward Johnston.

    Jonathan Paterson has not as much designed this as taken a world-famous creation and passed it off as his own.

    If you are interested in this typeface you may also be interested in the free K-Foundry "Keep Calm and Carry On" typeface, available for personal use at http://www.k-type.com/?p=2156
  • QinglinKong avatar
    I like it!!!
  • SANDERLT avatar
    simply great!
  • cricketjeff avatar
    Although it is clearly an "unauthorised derivative" since it was a typeface designed in the UK and UK copyright on typefaces lasts 25 years it is well into the public domain by now!
  • alberta avatar
    This font has a kerning table problem, which becomes apparent when you use it. The letters don't appear to kern properly.
  • Inferno986return avatar
    This font is actually a clone of New Johnston, which was created in 1979 by Eiichi Kono making it only 35 years old. One can tell because of certain differences between New Johnston and the original, check the "1", ":" and ";" glyphs in particular.

    The typeface is certainly not public domain, but typeface copyright is a strange area and it seems you can copy glyph designs without repercussion.

    I do appreciate that there is a freely available version of New Johnston because I like some of the improvements made.

    For an open-source version of Johnston's original Underground typeface look to Railway
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Basic Info

Font Name London Tube
File Name London-Tube.ttf
File Size 48kb
Created 1/1/1997 12:00:00 AM
Modified 5/21/1931 1:03:00 AM
Glyph Type TrueType
# Glyphs 225
# Characters 228

Copyright

Jonathan Paterson 1994. Alphabet characters based on Edward Johnston's London Underground type designed for London Transport in 1915.

Version

1.1 Tue May 20 15:03:03 1997