The Design Museum in London is hosting an exhibition to celebrate the British road sign system. Designers Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir were commissioned to standardise road signs in 1965 and 50 years on, their signage system is still in use.
Many designers are contributing their tribute signs for the exhibition, reinterpreting the circle, square and triangle road signs which we are so familiar with today. They include the designer of the Beatles’ album sleeve Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, pop artist Sir Peter Blake; Sir Kenneth Grange designer of the Parker pen and InterCity 125; and visual artist Julian Opie. There’s even a special Road Works sign from Calvert herself.
The exhibition is on from 19 September to 25 October 2015 in the Design Museum’s Tank and Riverside Hall. As well as over 30 tribute signs, example of Kinneir and Calvert’s original signs will be on display. This exhibition promises to demonstrate the power of signage.
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