Monday, August 15, 2011

Rethinking the tube map... thinking the unthinkable

Harry Beck's London tube map is nowadays as iconic a part of the capital as Beefeaters, Buckingham Palace, black cabs and inner city squalor. However over the last couple of decades it has become a little too cluttered as new lines have been added, really someone could do with remastering the map. Or maybe rethinking it altogether.

Thats what Mark Noad has done, he has totally rethought the map this time returning to the pre-Beck geographical style which Beck abstracted out with his original design. I think it is great though of course as with anything new like this many people disagree. Not that i think the original design should be binned as i still prefer that, i'd like both to be available.

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