Our iconic A-Z logo was designed in 1971 by Roy Dewar and was first published on the 1972 edition of the London A-Z Street Atlas which also had a new, white cover design.
Roy Dewar was born in Battersea, London. He left school at the age of 15 and in 1962 worked on the “J.J.” strip with Bill Wellings for the Sunday Express. He was the regular weekly political cartoonist on the Spectator between 1963 and 1967. He also drew joke cartoons for the Daily Sketch and other publications. Many of the adverts and catalogues of Geographers’ Map Company also featured his illustrations or cartoons.