Happy Birthday to the 'tube'!
On the 9th Jan 1863 the worlds first underground railway journey started off from Paddingtion station. Now the system transports over 1000 million passengers each year and over the 150 years, 263 stations have been added.
I personally have a fondness for the tube, especially the design of the map. I've spent hours and hours down those dark tunnels, whilst commuting back from all the various jobs I have had over the years in London, staring at that map, calculating the minutes between each station and how long I'd have left before I was home, good times miss it (a little)! In celebration I've put together these cool reinterpretations of the iconic underground map that Harry Beck created back in 1933.
Created by Antoine+Manuel
twisted tube map by Francisco Dans
animals on the underground by paul middlewick
poster for the tate gallery by david booth, 1986.
London Underground by Scott Coleman
This year the Underground will present a program that will include 'major high profile British Artist' bringing artworks into every station on the Tube network, hope I get to be back in London sometime soon, traveling on the tube checking out some Art!