diamond geezer

 Wednesday, June 26, 2019

A new artwork has been unveiled at Farringdon station this week.

Hang on, are you sure? I haven't seen a press release. News doesn't just 'happen' without there being a press release. Let's not be too hasty here.

It celebrates the work of typographer Edward Johnston who created the typeface used across London's transport network.

Can we insert the word 'iconic', please. Also, shouldn't that be font, not typeface? Trust me, I know my stuff.

It's located on the upper passageway leading to the Turnmill Street entrance, where it stretches along one wall.

Hang on, how do you know this? We don't pay you to leave the office, your job is to sit here and scrape incoming emails for impactful content. Please stop wasting your time on original research.

That means most everyday commuters won't ever walk past, so you may have to go out of your way to find it.

Excellent, we're got a secret on our hands. Let's put it out on Twitter using the copy 'Have you spotted the tube's newest secret artwork?'

Art on the Underground commissioned art studio Fraser Muggeridge to create this very special tribute.

But there's no mention of it on either of their websites, so maybe it didn't happen.

The work is made from 33 giant wooden letters, reversed to create the impression of a line of type ready for the printing press.

Even I know the alphabet contains 26 letters. Please check your work before sending.

It may take a second glance to reveal the message concealed within.

Hang on, there's more than one 'o'. Did they make a mistake or something?

Several VIPs turned up for the unveiling on Monday,

You mean there are actual photos of this event circulating on social media? For heaven's sake, why didn't you just cut and paste several of those into your article and be done with it?

Former tube boss Sir Peter Hendy was amongst those who attended.

I think we've gone over the word limit now. Our readers will be switching off.

Why not pop down to Farringdon and take one for the 'gram?

Better, but needs a pun to finish it off. Then can you get back to writing that afternoon tea review, thanks.

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