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Edward Johnstone

Male 1872 - 1944  (72 years)


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  • Name Edward Johnstone 
    Born 11 Feb 1872 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Nov 1944 
    Person ID I172552  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2016 

    Father Fowell Buxton Johnstone,   b. 1839,   d. 1914  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Alice Douglas,   b. Bef 1869,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1869 
    Family ID F72446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Edward Johnston, CBE (11 February 1872 \endash 26 November 1944) was a Uruguayan and British craftsman who is regarded, with Rudolf Koch, as the father of modern calligraphy, in the particular form of the broad edged pen as a writing tool. He is most famous for designing the sans-serif Johnston typeface that was used throughout the London Underground system until it was re-designed in the 1980s. He also redesigned the famous roundel symbol used throughout the system.