Happy 150th birthday to the Tube!
And a happy 80th birthday to its iconographic map. It may seem like just a map to some, but to many, the display of the 249-mile underground network is “a marvel of graphic design.”
From Times reporter Henry Chu:
Its rainbow palette, clean angles and pleasing if slightly old-fashioned font (Johnston, for typography buffs) have endured since hurried passengers first stuffed pocket versions of the map into their raincoats in 1933.
It’s certainly more exciting than the Los Angeles subway map, that’s for sure.
Read more via today’s Column One offering.
London has managed a subway for 150 years and Beverly Hills still thinks they’re unsafe.