Information Visualization: Mapping the Underground

Today the London Underground celebrates its 150th birthday. The Guardian: Engineer Harry Beck, came up in 1931 “with the radical idea of presenting the ever-expanding network as a circuit diagram rather than a geographical map – so creating a modernist design icon that has never been bettered.”

Henry Beck's original drawing for the 'diagrammatic' tube map (1931)

Henry Beck’s original drawing for the ‘diagrammatic’ tube map (1931)

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