Lifetime Achievement Medal: Margaret Calvert OBE

 

The Lifetime Achievement Medal honours an individual who has made significant and fundamental contributions to the design industry over their career.

South-African born Margaret Calvert's first job - at the invitation of Jock Kinnear - was to assist on the signage of Gatwick Airport, a collaboration that would eventually lead to the design partnership Kinneir Calvert Tunhill. Calvert went on to take a leading role in one of the biggest and most well recognised public design projects in the UK: the road signing system that remains in place to this day. She also created lettering and signing systems for NHS hospitals, British Rail and the British Airports Authority. More recently, she was heavily involved in the design of the government's new website, Gov.uk, and has worked on the design of lettering and pictograms for the Moscow Metro.

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