I recently attended my daughter's graduation ceremony at Brighton University and, in addition to enjoying being the proud dad for the day, was pleasantly surprised to see the university awarding an Honorary Doctor of Letters to the graphic designer Margaret Calvert.
Margaret worked with Jock Kinneir in creating the UK road and motorway signage system, started in 1957 and still in use today. The scope of this design project is simply staggering and, although the original artworks have been updated and digitised they are still the source for what is seen on the roads today. Amongst her many design achievements Margaret has also designed several typefaces, the Linotype 'Calvert' font is one of her designs, named after her.
An impressive body of work indeed, I particularly like that fact that Margaret's work is best viewed by driving past it, not many portfolios you can say that of.