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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

More Map Malarky

Tube Maps in the News again

You can't seem to blink right now without seeing a Tube Map story in some shape or form on the Net or in the press.
Geoff's saga continues as now the ISP who host his site have forced him to take down the pages which simply link to the mirrors of the spoof Tube maps. Transport for London's lawyers are obviously on a mission here. Not only that for some reason that I've not been able to work out yet have pulled all of the pages about his Tube Challenge attempts.

Harry Beck's Paris Map in Metro newspaper

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.

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