Transport Designed’s Review of 2016 – November
The British Rail Corporate Identity Manual is reborn
The long-awaited reproduction of the British Rail Corporate Identity Manual finally started to drop through letter boxes in November.
Reproduced by London-based graphic designer Wallace Henning, the project to reproduce all 220 pages of the original manual was crowdfunded through Kickstarter and raised over £55,000. Originally issued in July 1965, the book showcases British Rail’s entire 1965 graphic identity, including the iconic ‘double arrow’ logo and Rail Alphabet typeface.
The 372-page foil-blocked hardback includes interviews with the designer of the double arrows, Gerry Barney, plus a foreword by Michael C Page and introduction by Tony Howard, former head of design at British Rail.
Image credits and to buy the book: Henning Limited.
What else happened in November?
- London Transport’s first Chief Executive, Frank Pick was honoured with a new artwork designed by Langlands & Bell, unveiled at Piccadilly Circus on the 75th anniversary of his death
- We published our list of the world’s greatest transport logos
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