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

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

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

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

Harry Beck - London Subway map

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

Harry Beck - London Subway map

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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

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

Harry Beck, Paris Metro Map

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

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.

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.

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

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

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