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A 25-minute documentary on the visual design of the London tube map, which is also coined as "The pinnacle of London Transport's modernist design", invented by an unemployed engineering draftsman, Harry Beck.

Check out the interesting video below.

Via smashingtelly.com and kottke.org.

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4 COMMENTS

Thanks for posting this. I am very interested in this topic.

Sun 09 Nov 2008 at 5:40 AM

Fantastic!

Mon 10 Nov 2008 at 12:01 PM

Disagree with the comment that Harry's map is the best British graphic design - IMHO it is the best graphic design ever from anywhere. I have even used Harry's map as an approach to mapping the structure of web pages http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/a-map-based-approach

Agree that Harry should be recognised. How about a statue at Kings Cross?

Tue 11 Nov 2008 at 9:41 PM
Patrick C Walsh

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rub_s/sets/72157601888085526/

Wed 19 Nov 2008 at 8:23 PM
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