Some previously undiscovered plans that Harry Beck had for the Parisian Metro Map in 1951 have been errr,.... discovered and are going to be archived in the London Transport Museum. The French rejected many verisons of Beck's maps preferring their own, but Beck being a persistant bloke kept trying. I'm off to Paris next week myself, so I'll try to grab some pictures of the Metro while I'm there.
And don't forget tomorrow sees the great unveiling of the winner of the Great British Design Quest to find the best British Design icon and the London Underground map is in the final three. The results will be broadcast on The Culture Show on BBC Two at 7pm tomorrow night.