A couple of links to articles about London’s typefaces.
Font of Inspiration
by It’s Nice That‘s editor-in-chief Rob Alderson (2014). It discusses the history of different types spotted in the Capital from Eric Gill (Gill Sans) and Matthew Carter (Georgia and Verdana) to Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert (Road signage), as well as modern studios such as Dalton Maag and Barnbrook, A2/SW/HK, Why Not Associates and Colophon.
The Typefaces of London
Article by Avid Mode
Talks about the history of different fonts often spotted in London including:
- Futura (London Bridge Station)
- Johnston (all over the underground)
- Albertus (City of London Corporation)
… and more besides.