Credit: Tim Fishlock, 2009 Q from A to Z 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

The London Tube alphabet book by London-based designer and illustrator Tim Fishlock posterized Harry Beck's famous alphabet made of sections and lines from the London underground 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

First diagrmatic tube map, 1932

Tunnel vision: a history of the London tube map

This map is the first of the schematic image maps which was the brainchild of Harry Beck. Harry was a temporarily employed electrical draughtsman who, on his own initiative, used his knowledge of circuit diagrams and applied it to the, then, current-day underground design by FHS to produce this 1933 map.

This London Tube map by Harry Beck used form 1933 is considered a great 'hit' of modern infographics.

one of the original London Underground maps

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

Harry Beck. Graphic artist and map designer.  Born 14 Wesley Road, Leyton but he was only there for about 3 years.  He was brought up and educated in Highgate Village.  Joined London Underground in 1925 on a temporary basis and remained with them on and off until 1937 and for a few years after the war.  He produced the first version of the famous tube map in 1931.  Fell out with LT over who should make changes to the map (sounds like he became a bit obsessional).  Died in Southampton.con..

Harry Beck designed the iconic London Underground tube map in Most other urban and metro maps across the world are based on his original idea.

Harry Beck, the genius behind the iconic London subway map © Ken Garland, courtesy of London Transport Museum

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

Harry Beck, the genius behind the iconic London subway map © Ken Garland, courtesy of London Transport Museum

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

London, England Underground Map Vintage Style Travel Poster Education Masterprint - 40 x 30 cm

Paris Metro Map by Harry Beck 1951

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

"Refused" - Harry Beck - Paris Metro Map (See London Underground Map) - The original is at the London Transport Museum.

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

Harry Beck, designer of the London Underground map, has been honoured with an English Heritage Blue Plaque, unveiled today at Beck's birthplace in Leyton

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