Gravesend Sans Serif Font

Gravesend Sans Serif Font 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.

Reference for each letter was taken from vintage ‘target’ station nameplates and other platform signage. The rarest letters were the Q, seen in Queens Road Battersea, the X, seen in East Brixton, and the Z, used in Maze Hill, site of an infamous train crash in 1958. Being hand-made, the letters often differ in width and thickness. There was no lower case. The Bluebell Railway, a heritage steam line, runs over part of the old Southern Railway network and uses a very similar type.

This version is a Personal to Use Only. If you wish to use it for commercial use, you need to purchase a license.

Link to purchase full version and commercial license:  https://www.myfonts.com/collections/gravesend-sans-font-device


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Date: Jun 12, 2024
Downloads: 652
Classification: Basic Font, Sans Serif
License: Free for Personal Use

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