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50 Years of British Road Signs

The Design Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the British road signage system with a free installation of signs and illustrations.

What's in the installation?

To celebrate this anniversary, MADE NORTH has brought together leading designers and artists to create their own reinterpretations of the circle, triangle and square signs. More than thirty of these new signs are on display in the Design Museum’s Tank and Riverside Hall, including work by Sir Peter Blake, Sir Terence Conran, Sir Kenneth Grange, Betty Jackson and Julian Opie.

The Design Museum Tank also shows a number of Calvert and Kinneir's original signs, including a one-off version of the Road Works sign, specially created by Margaret Calvert.

The project is curated by Patrick Murphy, Director of MADE NORTH.

London Design Festival 2015

The Design Museum’s programme for the London Design Festival features exhibitions, events and installations – taking over the museum to celebrate rising talent, new ideas and rich legacies in the capital’s home of design.

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Design and Designers

Read more about the designers of the modern British road signage system in Design and Designers.


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