Balcony Gallery temporary display

Margaret Calvert: Woman at Work

OPEN FROM WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER 2020: Following the announcement that London will be on COVID Tier 2, the museum and its exhibitions are now open.

With a career spanning six decades, graphic designer Margaret Calvert has produced timeless work that we see everywhere — often without realising it. Whether it is the design of the UK’s road signing system, with Jock Kinneir, way finding at railway stations and airports, or the typeface used on the gov.uk website, with Henrik Kubel, her work shapes much of our national visual identity.

This display marks the launch of Network Rail’s new customised typeface, Rail Alphabet 2, designed by her in close collaboration with Henrik Kubel in response to a new wayfinding system at Network Rail stations designed by Spaceagency. It will eventually be used in combination with a suite of bespoke pictograms to sign Network Rail’s stations, and as a text face for all their key built environment design publications.

Supported by Network Rail

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Margaret Calvert: Woman at Work - The Virtual Experience

Enjoy a free virtual experience allowing you to take a closer look at the display celebrating the launch of Network Rail’s new customised typeface, Rail Alphabet 2, designed by the co-designer of the UK’s road signing system, Margaret Calvert.

Advance booking only

Mondays and Tuesdays - Visit by booking an advance free ticket online.

Wednesdays to Sundays - Only ticket-holders for Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers or Beazley Designs of the Year.

Ticketing information

Book your free ticket and choose your preferred visiting time slot. Mondays and Tuesdays only.

All tickets must be booked online in advance and face coverings are mandatory at all times in the museum.

Rail Alphabet 2 Work in Progress

Woman at Work by Margaret Calvert and Jealous Gallery & Print Studios

Margaret Calvert with her design for the Design Museum's 30th anniversary

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