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Gravesend Sans

Gravesend Sans Full family

Includes: Gravesend Sans Fine, Gravesend Sans Light, Gravesend Sans Medium, Gravesend Sans Bold, Gravesend Sans Heavy, Gravesend Sans Inline, Gravesend Sans Cameo

About Gravesend Sans
Smart, legible and elegant, Gravesend Sans is a based on the unique typeface used for the iconic grass-green signage for the Southern Railway. In existence from 1923 to 1948, when the network was nationalised, the Southern Railway linked London with the Channel ports, South West England, the South coast resorts and Kent. The same design was also used for the ‘hawkeye’ signs on the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, differentiated by black letters on a yellow background. Includes a selection of authentic arrows and manicules, plus abbreviated ligatures such as ‘St.’ (Saint or Street) ‘Rd.’ (Road) and ‘Jn.’ (Junction). The Cameo version includes many graphic banner elements.
Designed by
Rian Hughes
Current release
Jan 1, 2001
Initial release
Jan 1, 2001
Script(s)
Latin
Language support
Western Europe, Central/Eastern Europe, Baltic, Turkish, Romanian
Features
Stylistic Alternates, Discretionary Ligatures, Superscript, Fractions
Font formats
.OTF
Individual weights & styles (7 fonts)
Fine, Light, Medium, Bold, Heavy, Inline, Cameo
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