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Alternative London Tube maps

Post  eddie on Mon May 30, 2011 9:32 am

The 1908 London Tube map, presented with geographical accuracy, resembled a confusing, tangled ball of knitting:


The 1908 London Tube map.

It took the genius of Harry Webb to realise that geographical accuracy is not necessary for passengers travelling underground- all they needed was a topographical impression of the relative position and sequence of the various stations and information about the interchanges from line to line. He arrived at something resembling an electrical circuit diagram- hardly surprising since he was an electrician by trade:


Harry Webb's original 1931 design, the basic principle of which has been adopted by transport systems around the world.


The April 2011 Tube map, much expanded from Beck's original but based on the same topographical principle.

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Post  eddie on Mon May 30, 2011 8:40 am


The Great Bear Tube Map by Simon Patterson.

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Post  eddie on Mon May 30, 2011 8:43 am


Ultimate uncluttered Tube map by M@.

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Post  eddie on Mon May 30, 2011 8:47 am


Musical Tube map, framed and hanging on my living-room wall.

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Post  eddie on Mon May 30, 2011 8:50 am


Rude Tube map, with station names replaced by filth.

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Post  eddie on Mon May 30, 2011 8:54 am


Aerial view of London with Tube map superimposed.

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Post  eddie on Mon May 30, 2011 8:57 am


Anagrams: station names rearranged.

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Post  eddie on Mon May 30, 2011 9:00 am


Flooded Tube map showing potential effect of sea-level rise by 2100.

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Post  eddie on Mon May 30, 2011 9:09 am


Gail Townsley's hand-drawn map of the Wimbledon branch of the District line.

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Re: Alternative London Tube maps

Post  eddie on Mon May 30, 2011 9:33 am

It was Paul Middlewick who first spotted that the Tube map conceals a number of animals:


Bat.

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Post  eddie on Mon May 30, 2011 9:35 am


Beaver.

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Post  eddie on Mon May 30, 2011 9:37 am


Cat.

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Post  eddie on Mon May 30, 2011 9:38 am


Cockerel.

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Post  eddie on Mon May 30, 2011 9:40 am


Dog.

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Post  eddie on Mon May 30, 2011 9:42 am


Elephant.

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