Issue 1: How London Got Its Font


Published every other month, LR Magazine brings you in-depth features and analysis on the past, present and future of London Transport.

Each issue is published at US Letter size and is perfect bound, full-colour.

Cover article

A Typeface for the Underground

By John Bull

In 1915 Edward Johnston created Underground Block Letter for London Underground. In 1979 A young typographer named Eiichi Kono saved it from destruction. This is the story behind a typeface that helped define the modern world.

Timed exclusives

The Exit Interview: Sir Peter Hendy

By John Bull

For the last nine and a half years, Sir Peter Hendy has overseen London's transport renaissance. We talk to him about leaders, politics, London's future challenges and.. of course... buses.

All Roads Lead to London

By Mike Olivier / Long Branch Mike

What is the logic behind Britain's road numbers and just where are roads measured from? Like many things, the answer lies in London. We look at the history of Britain's roads.

Don't Say the 'D' Word

By Nicole Badstuber

We look at how TfL's rail devolution strategy has changed since the takeover of the West Anglia franchise, and how they plan to push the case for even more control over London's railways.

Best of the rest

Bike to the Future

By Pedantic of Purley

Cycling may now lie at the heart of London's transport strategy, but this was not always the case. We look at how the first steps towards changing the capital's attitude to cycling unfolded in the backrooms of the city's planners.

Fare Trade?

By John Bull

Against the backdrop of a firey debate at Mayor's Question Time, we explore the current challenges facing the taxi industry in London and explore Uber's place in the private hire landscape.

The End of the Beginning

By Pedantic of Purley

As Tunnelling on Crossrail comes to an end, the next challenge for London's latest line begins - building the railway.

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