US Railway Poster • 19C

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David Bowie on the Train • c1977

How to travel to Moscow, in style…

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Railway Book • Logomotive • 2020

Here are some pages from a lovely new book, Logomotive (2020) by Ian Logan, Jonathan Glancey and Norman Foster. The book is based on Ian’s own collection of photographs of the US railroads from the 1970s and later.

There’s lots of lovely lettering; in the style, and at the scale, required by big machines, moving at speed. Perfect.

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New Railway Lettering • Margaret Calvert • 2020

The integrated signage systems of modern transport networks have become an increasingly important part of high-speed travel. Back in the day, Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir designed a typeface for motorway signage and for British Rail.

Now the typeface for the railway network has been up upgraded. You can read about it here

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Railway Poster • South Manchuria Railway Company • 1930s

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Railway Poster • USA • 1950s

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Railway Poster • France/Sweden • 1946

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Railway Photograph (disaster) • Mexico • 1960s

This is by Enrique Metinides…

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/aug/26/mexican-weegee-enrique-metinides-photographer-mexico-nota-roja-newspapers-car-smashes-crime-scenes

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French SNCF Passenger Railway Network Typographic Map • Rudi Meyer • 1976

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Railway Publication • British Railways in Peace and War • 1944

My friend, Diana, lent me this book about BR during WW2. Lots of terrific industrial photography, and a wonderful colour centre-fold celebrating the logistical significance of the railway in wartime…

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