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Monday, April 16, 2007

Wrapped Tubes

Tube Wrap

If you're travelling on the Piccadilly Line, look out for some "wrapped" Tube trains as part of the Platform for Art series. I saw my first one on Friday morning and being half asleep I just thought that someone had gone a bit mad with red paint, as the artwork was a bit too subtle for my eyes. Apart from graffiti and those eye boggling trains for Yellow Pages, it's apparently the "first ever work of art to cover an entire tube train".

The piece has been designed by artist Jim Isermann and wraps the full length of one Piccadilly line train in vibrant geometric pattern that resonates within London Underground's distinctive design heritage.

What resonated most with me was being slightly stumped when I left the train on the opposite side to see a blue wrap.

Wrapped Piccadilly Line Tube

Wonder why the doors are left red?

The Platform Art website invites you to leave comments on the art and also rather strangely "a real or ficticious anecdote".

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