How has the London Underground map changed our understanding of the layout of London?

 

When you ask someone about London Underground one of the first things that they will mention is the iconic map designed by Harry Beck. ”In 2006 it was named one of Britain’s top three design icons.” (OVENDEN, 2013, p. 153) One can easily say that it could be a top world icon as the map has been copied and redeveloped for many different transport systems all over the world. “To this day Harry beck’s design is the template to underground maps over the world, you can see it every where, its on boxer shorts, its on braces, its all over the place. Its one of Transport for London’s biggest assets.” (ROBERT ELMS — Design Classics: The London Underground Map. 1987. Video)

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How has the London Underground map changed our understanding of the layout of London?

 

When you ask someone about London Underground one of the first things that they will mention is the iconic map designed by Harry Beck. ”In 2006 it was named one of Britain’s top three design icons.” (OVENDEN, 2013, p. 153) One can easily say that it could be a top world icon as the map has been copied and redeveloped for many different transport systems all over the world. “To this day Harry beck’s design is the template to underground maps over the world, you can see it every where, its on boxer shorts, its on braces, its all over the place. Its one of Transport for London’s biggest assets.” (ROBERT ELMS — Design Classics: The London Underground Map. 1987. Video)

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How has the London Underground map changed our understanding of the layout of London?

 

When you ask someone about London Underground one of the first things that they will mention is the iconic map designed by Harry Beck. ”In 2006 it was named one of Britain’s top three design icons.” (OVENDEN, 2013, p. 153) One can easily say that it could be a top world icon as the map has been copied and redeveloped for many different transport systems all over the world. “To this day Harry beck’s design is the template to underground maps over the world, you can see it every where, its on boxer shorts, its on braces, its all over the place. Its one of Transport for London’s biggest assets.” (ROBERT ELMS — Design Classics: The London Underground Map. 1987. Video)

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