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Colin Forbes

British designer who was responsible for the sign system for the No. 3 Passenger Building of London Airport. The typefaces in that system was by Matthew Carter, who was inspired by Standard Bold (the English name for Akzidenz Grotesk). Carter lowered the uppercase and shortened the ascenders and descenders to fit large letterforms in a limited space. Characteristics include the steep curve with which the descender of the y changes its direction and the thinned descender on the g.

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