Did you know that Brixton has its own typeface?
The “Brixton” font collection by Tom Chalky, who, sadly, lives in Plymouth, not south London, was inspired by an old postcard he found when searching for inspiration for a corporate logo he was designing.
It showed the sign of a department store – was it Bon Marché? Tom can’t recall – in the late nineteenth century.
He was struck by the shape and style of the “R” in the sign and went on to base a font collection on it.
See for yourself at bit.ly/brixton-font. Tom has also created the Brixton Line font.