TFL 'Tour De France' Posters by M&C Saatchi

During last week's Tour De France I noticed these simple, clever posters on the tube driving awareness to the expected travel disruption. Beautifully illustrated and modernist inspired, a bold graphic statement shining through the visual clutter one sees on London's transport system. Added to my Transport and Travel Pinterest collection and no mistake.

Agency: M&C Saatchi
Creatives: Mark Goodwin, Grant Parker
Illustrator: Adrian Johnson

The British Rail Alphabet & Styleguide

 

"Rail Alphabet is a typeface designed by Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert for British Railways. First used by them in signing tests at London's Liverpool Street Station, it was then adopted by the Design Research Unit (DRU) as part of their comprehensive 1965 rebranding of the company. Rail Alphabet is similar, but not identical, to a bold weight of Helvetica (and, not quite as similar, Akzidenz Grotesk or Arial). Akzidenz Grotesk had earlier also provided the same designers the broad inspiration for the Transport typeface used for all road signs in the United Kingdom." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_Alphabet

Syd Mead | The Space, Cars & Retro Future Collection

Just fantastic!

A few of my favs from the set...
Cockpit. For Leonov?

Sketch for the Leonov Ship for '2010' film. Future heavy transport, 70's futurism. More future transport.

Playboy Van Concept - a piece for Playboy in the late 70's, early 80's era when custom vans were all the rage. Mead pimping rides big time. Decker's bathroom, Bladerunner. Decker's car interior, Bladerunner. Blade Runner, distant view of old and new architecture.