Balcony Gallery temporary free display

Margaret Calvert: Woman at Work

Get on board a selection of past and present fascinating work by iconic British designer Margaret Calvert marking the launch of Network Rail’s new typeface.

What to expect

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, wayfinding 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

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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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.

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