British road signs redesigned for 50th anniversary exhibition

The Design Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Calvert and Kinneir British road signage system in an exhibition which sees the designs reimagined by host of designers and artists.

The free installation includes new and original signs, archive material curated by Made North and newly commissioned signs designed by Peter Blake, Julian Opie, Kenneth Grange and original designer Jock Kinneir’s son Ross; as well as a special one-off sign created by Margaret Calvert.

More than forty designers have added their own creative flair to the signs on display at the Design Museum, which were originally created in 1965, with more of the newly designed anniversary signs dotted at venues across London.

The Calvert and Kinneir signs were originally created to standardise the British road network and spawned two new typefaces: Transport and Motorway

The exhibition is running as part of London Design Festival.

Take a look at some of the designs below.

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