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Museum of London Transformed

Coley Porter Bell’s new logo for the Museum of London (right). Pentagram’s former logo for the institution is shown on the left
London has more than its fair share of great museums but the one that bears the city’s name has always been a bit of a disappointment – the ugly stepchild to the splendors of the V&A, British Museum and others. However, a £20.5 million refit for the Museum of London is planned for 2010, heralded by the release of this new logo…

Design at the Centre of the new London Transport Museum

Part of a drawing by Edward Johnston of the iconic London Underground roundel and bar, known as the
“bullseye design”, that forms part of the design gallery at the newly opened London Transport Museum
The London Transport Museum has recently opened its doors to visitors once again and CR was lucky enough to have a good look around. Of particular interest is the new design gallery which, if its placing in the middle of the museum is anything to go by, now takes centre stage among the tube trains and buses that fill up the floor space. Design, it seems, has always been at the very heart of London Transport and this is now something the new-look museum aims to celebrate wholeheartedly.

Ordnance Survey maps London, 1801-style

To celebrate its 225th anniversary, the UK’s mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, has produced a contemporary map of London in its original cartographic style from 1801

The London Underground typeface at 100

This year marks the centenary of Edward Johnston’s London Underground font, one of the city’s strongest and most-loved pieces of branding. Its birthday will be marked with a number of events and exhibitions over the year, beginning with a show at the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft which opened this week.

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Kingston University

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Cultureshock Media