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Tunnel vision: a history of the London tube map

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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From A to Z: a tour of the alphabet

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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Meet Harry Beck, the genius behind London's iconic subway map

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Ten of the greatest maps that changed the world

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

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London Underground map: Harry Beck, 1931. Timeless, attractive, and perfectly functional. A map that is genius. @Design Council #GBdesign

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Meet Harry Beck, the genius behind London's iconic subway map

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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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Soundmap of London canals and minor rivers.An auditory tribute to Harry Beck's Underground map, the skeleton which has long lent shape to the city in the minds of Londoners. Here sounds were collected from along London's canals and lesser rivers. (SoundSurvey, 2012.)

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