notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2013-12-04

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photos 20:11:00

ghosts-in-the-tv, via toffeemilkshake:

Design Drawing One by John Rolfe, (EUP, 1975)

BT Tower? The British Rail logo? Pylons? Obviously this one was getting an instant reblog.

2013-05-21

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photos 18:48:18

Architecture and Signing- Pictograms, from the British Rail corporate identity manual, December 1985.

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Do not remove this page, from the British Rail corporate identity manual.

Do not remove this page, from the British Rail corporate identity manual.

2013-04-18

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The ORR found that among the rail franchises that make net payments to the Treasury, the East Coast mainline, which has been run by the state since November 2009, is reliant on just 1 per cent of government funding once cost of infrastructure is taken into account.

That compares with 13 per cent for the West Coast mainline, the country’s other north-south intercity franchise operated by Virgin Rail, a joint venture between Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Stagecoach, which was at the centre of the debacle last year that plunged the rail industry into chaos.

The reliance on state funding of the other nine franchises that make net payments to the government ranges from 3 per cent to 36 per cent.

2013-03-15

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photo 20:39:00
Broad Street, London, in the 1970s. Photograph by Tony Bock.

Broad Street, London, in the 1970s. Photograph by Tony Bock.

2012-09-25

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quote 08:07:48
“ It was a big change, people were using Helvetica, moving away from traditional faces. CN seemed to sum it all up. It was clean, but if you weren’t careful, boring. It took the life and soul out of things. In retrospect there was too much but at the time everyone wanted to use it, it was exciting. ”
Gerry Barney, creator of the British Rail double arrows, talking type and branding with Creative Review in their article on British Rail’s 1964 logo.

2012-05-08

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photo 10:01:08
party outings 1964 front cover by smallritual on Flickr:
'party' here means a group of people. this is a book of suggestions for day trips to tourist destinations

party outings 1964 front cover by smallritual on Flickr:

'party' here means a group of people. this is a book of suggestions for day trips to tourist destinations

2012-04-02

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photo 13:45:06
Intercity 125 high speed trains waiting to depart from London Paddington station,  June 1991. Photograph: David Ashcroft. (via)

Intercity 125 high speed trains waiting to depart from London Paddington station,  June 1991. Photograph: David Ashcroft. (via)

(Source: commons.wikimedia.org)

2012-03-29

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photos 19:23:05

2012-03-21

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photo 18:23:23
The 1970s were a different time. (via, vs)

The 1970s were a different time. (via, vs)

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