Tag "Margaret Calvert"

Margaret Calvert: Sign of the Times

It would be no exaggeration to say that graphic designer Margaret Calvert has saved hundreds of lives on Britain's roads.  Born in South Africa in 1936, she worked with Jock Kinneir on the design of Britain's road and motorway signage system from 1957 to 1967.  Above is the picture she recently contributed to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2010, adapting one of her road signs by replacing a man at

This is Design: Highlights of Design Museum Collection

After five years of collection and curation This is Design opened on 24 August 2011.  The Design Museum is displaying highlights of its collection including the road signs designed by Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir in 1965, the K6 telephone kiosk 1951, a quaint and very chunky-looking Apple Mac form 1997, a Moulton bike, circa 1960 and the vacuum cleaner designed by James Dyson.   The exhibition which examines the