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A GRAPHIC DESIGN HISTORY OF THE LONDON UNDERGROUND

An history of the London Undergrounds graphic design including Frank Picks design direction, Edward Johnstons typography & Harry Becks Tube Map Posted by Adam on 19 August 2013 in LondonTags Graphic Design & Art Inspiration for Travelers, subway, typography21 comments106SHARESShareTweetBloglovin Graphic Design History of London graphic design history back in university. Though the
essay dates back history through graphic design. essay available as a downloadable image which can be folded into a small

booklet in the same style as the revolutionary Tube map. Click here to view the downloadable version. * * * new era for both city planning & transportation as well as revolutionary changes to the transport system and HARRY forefront of modern, contemporary graphic design. more than add pretty posters and simplify the system; they revolutionized urban design in a practical way with functional system ahead of many in new marketing and graphic design. Transport, a new logo and typeface was commissioned. From these new the style of transport maps across the globe. Self-marketing became as prominent and important as advertising did, and the

Underground system as a whole redefined public transportation and recreated the industry as a viable choice for innovative graphic design.

THE TUBE MAP



The first public transport maps of London were developed and produced by the Metropolitan District Railways showing where travelers could change lines and connect with other transport systems. These maps were geographic, showing Underground lines and stations in relationship to street plans above ground. In 1931, Harry Beck attempted to solve the nature, it was hard to decipher




more central locations on a sprawling, the outlying areas where there were fewer stations and expanded the central London area where many stations were crowded together on the older maps. Using horizontal, vertical and 45-degree diagonals, Beck simplified and color-coded the transport system in a distinctive and recognizable way. Stations were marked as dots and interchanges as diamonds or full that it was too radical,

but after making various modifications, the map was published in 1933 as a pocket-map trial version. It was an instant success and has survived hundreds of revisions over the past Londoners are exposed to thousands of distractions throughout a single clutter

SINGLE-HANDEDLY CREATED THE UNDERGROUND AS A LEADER IN GRAPHIC DESIGN.



Innovative as well as emerging artists were called in to create promotional posters encouraging Londoners to travel on the Underground, but also to use the system for specific reasons. Posters in the 1920s advertised new stations and what could be found there in attempts to drive traffic to new places for new reasons

in off-peak and weekend travel times. established a showcase of the many different emerging art styles of the 20th century. In the 1930s, Pick went so far as to organize public exhibitions of art and graphic design in the Charing Cross Underground station ticket hall. Famous artists featured throughout Schleger and countless others. Pick thus commissioned Edward Johnston to create an exclusive, were for a bold but simple and distinctive lettering using historical typography as a model; though the new typeface needed to be typeface created among these apparent contradictions features strokes and a reductive design of simple elegance. His elementary and timeless design features an M which is

a perfect square of 45-degree diagonal strokes and an O that is a perfect circle. Johnston has been called the father of the modern revival of lettering. His style helped revive calligraphy and influenced his to be the first modern sans serif face, a precursor for the rest of the 20th century which was heavily reliant upon modern and post-modern design. Inspired by electrical circuit diagrams, he developed a schematic MAP for the Underground transport system making it easier to read and distinguish between the numerous lines and stations. His design was an immediate and instant success and has become an iconic symbol for the

ADVERTISING ON THE UNDERGROUND: HISTORIC POSTERS



Frank Pick, though lacking any artistic training, had a strong sense of design and a passion

for art. When he became in charge of publicity at London Transport in 1908, he created space for transportation information and publicity at station entrances. In addition to designating specific poster boards for promotional efforts by the Underground system, he also cleared space for Tube posters and maps inside stations and on platforms. By reducing the clutter at station entrances and providing specific spaces for promotional posters,

PICK

GLASGOW RAIL MAP



This map is ideal for anyone who wants to gain a more in depth knowledge of the role that the Glasgow Subway system plays, in the wider rail network of Glasgow and its surrounding areas. The subway route on this map is the dotted line that forms a circle, slightly to the left of the centre of the map.

Making up the rest of the map is a vicinity. Anyone planning a trip consisting of a subway journey followed by a train, would do well to consult this map. co.uk


THE UNDERGROUND LOGO



Commissioned by Frank Pick during his years as Chief Executive of the London Transport system, the logo has come to be a symbol of not just the Underground, but London itself. The logo was commissioned at a similar time as the entire redesign of

the Underground. The font choice for the logo was one of the most important decisions for the exposed to thousands of distractions throughout a single day, and the lives. When Pick commissioned Edward Johnston to design and create a new typeface, the idea was to change the entire branding of the Underground, so Johnston redid the roundel logo as well. His new a red-outlined circle. The older logo had been a solid red circle featured on all Underground station signage. The Underground logo has commercial symbol featured on an unlimited number of commercial products.

FRANK PICK



Frank Pick, as Chief Executive of London

Transport between 1913 and 1938, commissioned the famous font and logo for the Underground brand. He began his long career at London Transport as a statistician and efforts eventually led to publicity being added to his responsibilities. This led to immediate changes in the advertising had helped manage and oversee new designs in station signage, station architecture, product design and even train and bus design. Interior designs for station platforms and the buses were carefully and strategically developed to allow for maximum comfort and industrial enabled the Underground to become a solid and undeniable leader in

HISTORICAL MAP



This is actually the original map of the Glasgow Subway system. This one ha a number of

interesting features that go beyond its charming, vintage look. Firstly, the map provides a bit of history, offering a snapshot of Glasgow at the time. Secondly,the map puts the subway in the context of the surrounding streets and areas, helping you get a real feel for the area as well a knowledge of where to get off for what. Furthermore, the eagle eyed among you may have noticed a few of the original stations no longer exist. These are Merkland Street

and Copland Road, both of which were shut down in 1977 as part of the modernisation process. They have since been replaced by Kelvinhall and Ibrox respectively. co.uk
very old version of the subway map before renovation

VISUAL MAP



edge 3D technology and I vaguely remember being quite impressed by it. The ability to actually see the buildings and geography of the surrounding area, is indispensable in trying to build

up a picture of fully rounded idea of how the subway fits into the rest of the city, this map is ideal. co.uk
classic map from the eighties


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