Banks and Miles Graphic Design Archive


The archive contains examples of the work of partners Colin Banks and John Miles, of Banks and Miles. The collection includes working drawings and specifications, finished designs, presentations and models, publications, work-related correspondence, as well as a number of slides featuring their work.

Design work by Banks and Miles was fundamental to the development of the corporate identity of many national institutions, clients included London Transport, the British Council, the Post Office, British Telecom, the Consumer Association and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Much of their design work was directly linked to the development of typefaces: the double-line alphabet for the Post Office, the phone book typeface for British Telecom, and the New Johnston typeface for London Transport which gave a new digital format to Edward Johnston's classic lettering of 1916. A full set of original Johnston wood type used by London Transport is also part of the archive.

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