Railway Station Roundel

 Ever wondered where this station name roundel came from ?

The origins of the roundel, in earlier years known as the ‘bulls-eye’ or ‘target’, are obscure. While the first use of a roundel in a London transport context was the 19th-century symbol of the London General Omnibus Company – a wheel with a bar across the centre bearing the word GENERAL – its use on the Underground stems from the decision in 1908 to find a more obvious way of highlighting station names on platforms.

The red circle with blue name bar was quickly adopted, with the word “UNDERGROUND” across the bar, as an early corporate identity. The logo was modified by Edward Johnston in 1919.

Each station displays the Underground roundel, often containing the station’s name in the central bar, at entrances and repeatedly along the platform, so that the name can easily be seen by passengers on arriving trains.

The roundel has been used for buses and the tube for many years and, since TfL took control, it has been applied to other transport types (taxi, tram, DLR etc.) in different colour pairs.

The 100th anniversary of the roundel was celebrated by TfL commissioning 100 artists to produce works that celebrate the design.


CCTV China Interviewed Me

EMERGING MARKETS BUY MORE FROM CANTON FAIR CCTV News – CNTV

China Import and Export Fair is also renowned as the Canton Fair. It is held biannually in Guangzhou every spring and autumn, with a history of 53 years since 1957. The Fair is a comprehensive one with the longest history, the highest level, the largest scale, the most complete in exhibit variety, the broadest distribution of overseas buyers and the greatest business turnover in China.

     

CCTV China Interviewed me during the recent edition of Canton Fair @ Guangzhou.

Interview Link – Video: EMERGING MARKETS BUY MORE FROM CANTON FAIR CCTV News – CNTV English.


Textilegurus – The Inception

The word Textilegurus came through a business discussion between Me & Rahul Gupta in the year 2000, it was soon followed by a site textilegurus.comI wanted to develop as a platform on which buyers & sellers can meet, interact & discuss new business ventures ranging from fibers up to textiles & garments using Business 2 Business Applications.

Its a Information junction where you can find all types of data related to textiles be it any fiber, fabric, garment or machine. One stop for all textile students to find out more about their courses, colleges, learn about fashion & modeling & search jobs.It has now been reincarnated as Textilegurus Inc

Today textilegurus.com is my personal website and textilegurus inc is a business website.