A conversation with Margaret Calvert about type and the Tyne & Wear Metro

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Metro systems around the world showcase letters designed by the luminaries of typography — Adrian Frutiger in Paris, Edward Johnston in London and Margaret Calvert in the North East of England. To celebrate the roll-out of the Metro’s new fleet of trains, we are sharing the following short interview with Margaret Calvert which reveals the story behind those very large letters on the Tyne & Wear Metro.

This publication was developed with Margaret Calvert and supported by Nexus. It was distributed across the Tyne & Wear Metro network in Spring 2024.