WEAR SHERLOCK: A blog that focuses on the wardrobe and props featured in the BBC show 'Sherlock', starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Mark Gatiss.

This blog showcases the clothing and props seen in the show as well as providing links as to where to buy them. We often host giveaways and you can check our current giveaway status here. We also sell high quality Sherlock shirts and mugs!

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A Study in Font
—————Typography on screen in BBC Sherlock

"SHERLOCK" Title font
This font is custom made for the show using P22 Johnston Underground as a base. (Download link below.) Here is a fantastic title font analysis by justonelasttrick that shows how the title font has been altered from the Underground font. (An extremely similar free font, London Tube is available to download here.)

221B Door lettering
The gold plated numbers and upper case B that appear on the door of 221B are Times NR Seven MT Bold.  Our post on the lettering and door knocker can be found here
£16 / $26 Available here at myfonts.com

Text Messages
All the text messages in the show utilise AF Generation Z font (Medium)
£28 / $46 Available here at myfonts.com

Clues/Sherlock’s deducing
When Sherlock sees a clue, like with the pink lady’s wedding rings, the font that appears is P22 Johnston Underground which is also the base for the title font.
£12 / $20 Available here at myfonts.com

Irene’s Website
The sharp elegant font that appears on Irene’s website prints is ITC Elan Book
£16 / $26 Available here at myfonts.com

I AM SHERLOCKED
The font that appears on Irene’s Vertu phone lock screen is Verdana.
Verdana comes free with all modern computers.

Sherlock’s Headstone
The sophisticated gold lettering that appears on Sherlock’s headstone is engraved in Times New Roman, another free font that is included in the set of default computer fonts.

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BONUS FONTS:
Keep Calm and Carry On font, (seen on a mug in The Fall). Download here (FREE)

And for anyone wondering, wearsherlock uses Gotham Bold for our logo/graphics.
The full Gotham suite can be downloaded here at typography.com



As previously posted in our expansion on this Radio Times article, Sherlock’s production designer Arwel Wyn Jones has said of Moriarty’s magpie seal (seen on the envelopes he left as clues in The Reichenbach Fall) that:

The magpie seal was inspired by the music playing on Moriarty’s headphones as he staged his daring break-ins.

That piece of music was taken from Rossini’s “La Gazza Ladra” opera (The Theiving Magpie). As can be seen above, the stamp used was directly inspired by a CD cover of a live recording of the opera. 

If you’d like to incorporate Moriarty’s magpie seal into your graphics (or just use it in general), aliceinhatland has recreated the design and made it available to download as a FREE Photoshop brush. You can download it here.

The brush is also the correct dimensions for creating your own wax seal at www.customwaxnseals.com



Simple and clean periodic table of the chemical elementsAs seen on Sherlock’s bedroom wall in A Scandal in Belgravia 
Designed especially for the show by the art department.Free! / Right click+save as to download!(Recreated and submitted to wearsherlock by anonymous)

Simple and clean periodic table of the chemical elements
As seen on Sherlock’s bedroom wall in A Scandal in Belgravia 

Designed especially for the show by the art department.
Free! / Right click+save as to download!
(Recreated and submitted to wearsherlock by anonymous)