London's transport system has a visual identity instantly recognised (and often imitated
) around the world, of which a key part is Edward Johnston's typeface
, originally designed for the London Underground.
.) However, this may not be the case for much longer; the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has revealed plans to give all official London bodies a unified identity
, based on that of the Visit London tourism campaign
. There is already a Facebook group protesting the proposal
Franny Armstrong is the director of McLibel
, The Age of Stupid
, and founder of the 10:10 campaign
, which aims to cut 10% of carbon emissions in 2010. She was walking through Camden, North London, on Monday night, when a group of young girls pushed her against a car. One of them was armed with a metre-long iron bar. She called for help from a passing cyclist ...
who turned out to be Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London. [more inside]
Examples of challenges faced: "Negotiating Hyde Park corner by bicycle. Outcome: survival." This and more from Boris Johnson's London Mayoral candidacy application
[PDF] to the Conservative Party. thelondonpap
er is not impressed
that he submitted a handwritten form.
"Even the greatest cities have further greatness in them. I will stand for a greater London and for putting the smile back on London's face." Boris Johnson
announces his candidacy for Mayor of London
, though he is yet to be endorsed by the Conservative Party. Though decidedly right wing in his views (this clip
, perhaps more than any other summarises his view on Europe, for example) his very English brand
lends him unique appeal (though not universally