Eureka! Henry Becks original drawing for the diagrammatic tube map (1931), which sets out routes and stations according to clarity rather than geographical accuracy

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This work, by London-based designer and illustrator Tim Fishlock, takes the form of a poster where each letter of the alphabet has been fashioned out of sections and lines from the London Underground map, originally created by Harry Beck

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We designers salute you Harry Beck, designer of the iconic Tube map. The blue plaque at 14 Wesley Road in east London.

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British Royal Mail has issued a set of ten stamps featuring 20th century british design classics

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London Tube Map, 1933. Harry Beck's Underground map solved the problem of how to represent clearly a dense, complex interweaving of train lines. Placing the stations at similar intervals regardless of their true locations, Beck;s map was dismissed as too revolutionary when it was first submitted.

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Harry Beck is of course commended for his 1931 reinvention of the Tube map, which saw the equalization of station spacing and the use of horizontal, vertical and 45° lines.

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