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Basil Jet[_4_] May 21st 18 12:53 PM

Johnston font welcome sign at Gainsborough Lea Road
 

Are they allowed to do that? I suspect it was put up by the "Friends Of
Lea Road".

Richard J.[_3_] May 21st 18 02:36 PM

Johnston font welcome sign at Gainsborough Lea Road
 
Basil Jet wrote on 21 May 2018 at 13:53 ...

Are they allowed to do that? I suspect it was put up by the "Friends Of
Lea Road".


Depends which version of Johnston font. If it's the original Johnston in its digital form, licensed by TfL exclusively to P22 Type Foundry, that's now a commercially available font.

If they've used New Johnston or Johnston 100, they have probably violated TfL's copyright. There are also a number of other fonts based on Johnston such as Granby and ITC Johnston which are presumably independent of TfL.

I'd need a high-res photo of the sign to decide which font it is.

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Richard J.
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Recliner[_3_] May 21st 18 02:47 PM

Johnston font welcome sign at Gainsborough Lea Road
 
Basil Jet wrote:

Are they allowed to do that? I suspect it was put up by the "Friends Of
Lea Road".


I was wandering down the Thames the other day, after a tour of Fullers
Brewery, and spotted a blue plaque that really deserves to be in Johnston
font:
https://binged.it/2GBnWms


Richard J.[_3_] May 21st 18 03:25 PM

Johnston font welcome sign at Gainsborough Lea Road
 
Recliner wrote on 21 May 2018 at 15:47 ...
Basil Jet wrote:

Are they allowed to do that? I suspect it was put up by the "Friends Of
Lea Road".


I was wandering down the Thames the other day, after a tour of Fullers
Brewery, and spotted a blue plaque that really deserves to be in Johnston
font:
https://binged.it/2GBnWms


It is indeed in Johnston font, not that you'd know from the awful Bing maps, which also gets the road name wrong. It's Hammersmith Terrace there, not Chiswick Mall.

--
Richard J.
(to email me, swap 'uk' and 'yon' in address)

Offramp May 21st 18 04:19 PM

Johnston font welcome sign at Gainsborough Lea Road
 
On Monday, 21 May 2018 16:25:45 UTC+1, Richard J. wrote:

It is indeed in Johnston font, not that you'd know from the awful Bing maps, which also gets the road name wrong. It's Hammersmith Terrace there, not Chiswick Mall.


Bing maps! I did not know there was such a thing.

Marland May 21st 18 06:26 PM

Johnston font welcome sign at Gainsborough Lea Road
 
Richard J. wrote:
Recliner wrote on 21 May 2018 at 15:47 ...


I was wandering down the Thames the other day, after a tour of Fullers
Brewery, and spotted a blue plaque that really deserves to be in Johnston
font:
https://binged.it/2GBnWms


It is indeed in Johnston font, not that you'd know from the awful Bing
maps, which also gets the road name wrong. It's Hammersmith Terrace
there, not Chiswick Mall.


ISTR there is a marker stone that marks the boundary between Hammersmith
and Chiswick,
Surprisingly nondescript and a bit overshadowed now.
Ahh found a piccy.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2130450


It’s a walk I do a couple of time a year as I have rellies living nearby
one of whom does a running / fast walk circuit most days along both banks
using Hammersmith and Barnes bridges, hope I have his energy when I’m 85.

A good many of the properties along there now belong to Russian oligarchs
that have invested the money they have acquired in them and are pricey
even by London standards.
Surprisingly the Chiswick end used to be quite industrial with the Fullers
Brewery being about the last.
Thornicrofts the shipbuilders were located there until they moved to
Southampton in the 1900’s

There used to be healthy communities of houseboats as well but they were
priced out about 50 years ago
So although a pleasant walk it isn’t quite as interesting to me as it once
was.

GH



Recliner[_3_] May 22nd 18 11:17 AM

Johnston font welcome sign at Gainsborough Lea Road
 
On 21 May 2018 18:26:59 GMT, Marland
wrote:

Richard J. wrote:
Recliner wrote on 21 May 2018 at 15:47 ...


I was wandering down the Thames the other day, after a tour of Fullers
Brewery, and spotted a blue plaque that really deserves to be in Johnston
font:
https://binged.it/2GBnWms


It is indeed in Johnston font, not that you'd know from the awful Bing
maps, which also gets the road name wrong. It's Hammersmith Terrace
there, not Chiswick Mall.


ISTR there is a marker stone that marks the boundary between Hammersmith
and Chiswick,
Surprisingly nondescript and a bit overshadowed now.
Ahh found a piccy.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2130450


Its a walk I do a couple of time a year as I have rellies living nearby
one of whom does a running / fast walk circuit most days along both banks
using Hammersmith and Barnes bridges, hope I have his energy when Im 85.

A good many of the properties along there now belong to Russian oligarchs
that have invested the money they have acquired in them and are pricey
even by London standards.
Surprisingly the Chiswick end used to be quite industrial with the Fullers
Brewery being about the last.
Thornicrofts the shipbuilders were located there until they moved to
Southampton in the 1900s

There used to be healthy communities of houseboats as well but they were
priced out about 50 years ago
So although a pleasant walk it isnt quite as interesting to me as it once
was.


I'm assuming that the oligarchs don't live in the flood-prone
low-lying properties close to the river? Judging by these household
flood barriers and glass walls, the river gets pretty high on a
regular basis:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/recliner/albums/72157697108062115

I'm bemused why people would live in basement flats in a flood-prone
area.

Roland Perry May 22nd 18 12:24 PM

Johnston font welcome sign at Gainsborough Lea Road
 
In message , at 12:17:46 on
Tue, 22 May 2018, Recliner remarked:

I'm bemused why people would live in basement flats in a flood-prone
area.


Because in the short term they can't afford anything else (even assuming
they are cogniscent of the risks).
--
Roland Perry

Recliner[_3_] May 22nd 18 01:48 PM

Johnston font welcome sign at Gainsborough Lea Road
 
Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 12:17:46 on
Tue, 22 May 2018, Recliner remarked:

I'm bemused why people would live in basement flats in a flood-prone
area.


Because in the short term they can't afford anything else (even assuming
they are cogniscent of the risks).


You're assuming that those flats are cheap. I rather suspect that they're
not.


Roland Perry May 22nd 18 01:58 PM

Johnston font welcome sign at Gainsborough Lea Road
 
In message
-septe
mber.org, at 13:48:03 on Tue, 22 May 2018, Recliner
remarked:

I'm bemused why people would live in basement flats in a flood-prone
area.


Because in the short term they can't afford anything else (even assuming
they are cogniscent of the risks).


You're assuming that those flats are cheap. I rather suspect that they're
not.


They will be cheaper than anything else the buyers might aspire to.
--
Roland Perry


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