February 22, 2012

Distorting London Geography to Fit Its Tube Map

Mark Wilson, Fast Company

AP Photo

In 1931, Harry Beck designed the London "Tube Map" in what would become a highly influential, topology-forward perspective. By largely ignoring the scale of geography above, Beck built an elegant, conceivable map of the London Underground. And it’s worked pretty well for London. Since the 1930s, Beck’s map has been expanded but never really altered.

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TAGGED: Map, Geography, London


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he Matterhorn, which juts out a full kilometre above the surrounding Swiss Alps, dominates the local skyline and has challenged countless mountaineers since it was first scaled in 1865. Now this iconic peak has been mapped... more ››