Timetable design

As I have mentioned before, one of the things I like most about old publicity is the graphic design. In the late 1960s Crosville ran a splendid pictorial map on the front of their timetables and I have a few in my collection, including this one from Wrexham and district in 1969:

Crosville’s delightful 1960s timetable cover illustration.

You may have noticed the similarity in the typography here on this site. It is no accident! My favourite detail in the illustration is the alpine man in Snowdonia. And the Bristol RE in Crosville’s “dual purpose” colour scheme of a few years before, of course.

Author: crisparmour

In my fragmented and unremarkable career I have spent over 20 years working in the bus industry in various roles. Prior to that I became interested in transport as a very young child and, as soon as I was considered old enough, launched myself into the world of bus enthusiasts. Off and on I have amassed an archive of photographs of my own and a substantial collection of timetables, maps and publicity. In time I will share much of this with the world with one proviso: please respect my copyright and do not upload my photographs to your own sites or social media. If you like what you see by all means use the "share" facility on each post to share a link so that your friends can come here and enjoy.

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