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Golden Lane Estate Map: Cuthbert Harrowing House

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Nov 18th, 2013. Artwork published in .
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    Source: http://www.flickr.com Photo by Chris Guy. License: CC BY-NC-ND.

    Most of the UK’s social housing maps have flat, printed cartography labeled with Helvetica, Gill Sans, Futura, Rockwell, or Arial. But the Cuthbert Harrowing House in the architecturally significant Golden Lane Estate got a 3D map set in cast iron (or bronze?) and Grotesque No. 9. It appears that other public housing estates used this face as well. 

    I don’t know who designed the map and sign, but the building’s architect was Geoffry Powell of Chamberlin, Powell and Bon.

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