Tag Archives: London Transport Museum

Underground Design

h/t to follower Evan Smythe for this post During the 1930s, London Transport’s first chief executive, Frank Pick, commissioned radical new designs for the system’s Underground stations, the famous Johnston typeface, and the iconic roundel. To mark the 75th anniversary … Continue reading

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Man Ray Keeps London Going

Earlier this month we marked the 150th anniversary of London’s iconic Underground network. As we noted, the London Transport Museum will be hosting a show highlighting the rich visual language of Tube related poster art. Featuring an amazing group selected … Continue reading

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Just 150 Years Ago

Tomorrow January 9th will mark the 150th anniversary of the first official passenger trip on what would become known as the London Tube. On that momentous occasion, the Metropolitan Railway made its inaugural trip of 3.7 miles between Paddington and … Continue reading

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Mind the Map

A new exhibition about the inspiration, history and creativity behind London transport maps opened on Friday May 18, 2012. Mind the Map: inspiring art, design and cartography draws on the London Transport Museum’s outstanding map collection to explore the themes … Continue reading

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Steam Returns to the Underground

I was dead chuffed to hear that on Saturday night Transport for London (TFL) carried out tests designed to demonstrate the feasibility of running a steam locomotive on the London Underground for its 150th anniversary next year. Locomotive Met no. … Continue reading

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Painting by Numbers

The always enjoyable London Transport Museum at Covent Garden is debuting a very cool new exhibition in its main gallery today called “Painting by Numbers”. The show features vintage versions of the au courant interweb fad—infographics. The historic versions of … Continue reading

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