Margaret Calvert (born 1936) is best known for designing – together with Jock Kinneir (1917–1994) – the UK road signage system, which came into effect on 1 January 1965 and is still in place today. Calvert's iconic ‘Man at Work’ road sign provided the starting point for her painting ‘Woman at Work’, created in 2008. This 16-colour screen print, Woman at Work’, 2018, is a meticulous translation of the painting in collaboration with Jealous Print Studio.
Prior to Calvert and Kinneir’s designs, there was no unified signage system in the UK, which could lead to confusion for road users. The pair also designed the Transport font used on the designs, which later was further developed into the New Transport typeface for gov.uk. Their work has become one of the largest and most-recognised public design projects in Britain.
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