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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Underground Maps Unravelled

Tube map fans should be happy as London Underground map expert Max Roberts has another exhibition. "Underground Maps Unravelled: Explorations in Information Design" opens on the 3rd September at
The Minories Gallery, 74 High Street, Colchester, Essex.

His exhibition explores the success of Harry Beck's original map and the rules that it adopted, and asks whether today's networks demand fresh approaches.

Detail of Curvy Tube Map 2 by Maxwell Roberts

A collection of Max's own work will be on display. Including maps that break all the rules; maps that are easier to use (eg the Curvy Tube Map above); maps that teach us about good design; maps that challenge our preconceptions; and maps that are purely decorative (like the one below). Whether you are a graphic designer, transport professional, or just a frustrated commuter or tourist, maps will never seem the same again.

Detail of decorative Tube map by Maxwell Roberts

The exhibition is free and runs until 24th September 2010.

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