london underground map reinterpreted
 
london underground map reinterpreted
jan 09, 2013

london underground map reinterpreted

  some reinterpretations of london’s iconic underground map

 

the london underground is 150 years old this week. on 9 january 1863 the subway service opened to the public and now the system transports over 1000 million passengers each year.

 

not only is the london underground one of the busiest public transport networks in the world, it’s also one of the most iconic, with a rich visual language that includes the infamous roundel logo and the diagrammatic map designed by harry beck in 1933.

 

to mark the anniversary of the ‘tube’ we’ve collected some playful reinterpretations of beck’s iconic design…

 

london underground map reinterpretedthe original london underground map by harry beck (designed in 1933)today’s official tube maps are still largely based on this groundbreaking design.

 

 

 

 

london underground map reinterpreted

the great bear’ by simon patterson, 1992patterson subverts the tube map replacing station names with groups of peoplefrom scientists, saints and philosophers to comedians, explorers and footballers.

 

 

 

london underground map reinterpretedbiblical tube map by james eaglesfield

 

 

 

london underground map reinterpretedmoral underground by the poke

 

 

 

london underground map reinterpretedgeographically accurate tube map by mark noad

 

 

 

london underground map reinterpreted3d map by andy hudson-smith of the digital urban blog.

 

 

london underground map reinterpretedlondon underground and railyways map by zero per zero

 

 

 

london underground map reinterpretedchromatic diagram by francisco dans

 

 

 

 

london underground map reinterpreted

twisted tube map by francisco dans

 

 

london underground map reinterpreted

 

tube map of the milky way by samuel arbesman

 

 

 

london underground map reinterpretedanimals on the underground by paul middlewick

 

london underground map reinterpretedhand drawn maps from memoryfor an exhibit at the museum of london, members of the public were asked to drawthe london underground map from memory – above are a selection of the results – more info here.

 

 

 

london underground map reinterpreteduntitled artwork by david shrigley for the cover of the london underground pocket tube map, 2005

 

 

 

london underground map reinterpreted‘london underground circuit maps’ by yuri suzuki – more images here

 

 

 

london underground map reinterpretedposter for the tate gallery by david booth, 1986 more info here

 

 

 

london underground map reinterpretedtube map made from drinking straws by kyle bean

 

 

morethe guardian have a illustrated history of the london tube map here and you can visit the londonist for many more alternative designs.

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