It seems to have existed for ever, even if most folk fail to understand the difference between a BUS STOP and a ...
It then goes on recommend what to do at a non-request stop, apparently known as a "compulsory" stop. Guess what? It advises visitors to signal clearly by extending your arm to a horizontal position at a Compulsory Stop.
Be that as it may, fbb thought that the standard London stop sign (called a "flag") was part of the designs created by Frank Pick to unify transport in London post 1933.
But it wasn't.
This is Hans Schleger ...
Schleger arrived in England in 1932 where his contacts among Crawford’s modernist designers, notably Edward McKnight Kauffer RDI and Ashley Havinden RDI, helped establish him at the centre of London’s avant-garde design community. Schleger did much to spread the visual language of modernism in Britain, one example is the famous London Transport bus-stop sign commissioned by Frank Pick in 1935. As a result of this success Schleger decided to stay in Britain and he became a naturalized citizen in 1939.
During the Second World War he designed propaganda posters, including ‘Grow Your Own’ for the Dig for Victory campaign.
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