Signs Of The Times


In an attempt to avoid filing away some of the more recent acquisitions to the ephemera archive here at Weir HQ quite so quickly, I’m going to try and get a little better at showing and telling. Partly as an aide-memoire to myself, and partly because some additions to the collection are well worth sharing.

First up is this set of New Traffic Signs cards.

Cigarette card sized, although produced by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, they detail (with further explaining text on the reverse) the new British traffic signs introduced in 1965 as a result of the work of The Worboys Committee and of course the designers responsible, Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert.

They’re an undeniably handsome collection of cards, that are still as (largely) relevant today as they were when produced over 50 years ago.

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