The London Underground map

The London underground better known as “The Tube” map is perhaps one of the most interesting and important pieces of graphical design which borders on art in the last century. It has made traveling around London a much easier and simpler task. I have a thing for maps, I find them really interesting. Although this one is not technically a map because it ignores geographical and map making rules such as correct scale and distance between stations, this has been compromised to make the map easier to use. There are 80 underground systems all over the world and most of them use the same technique for their maps including Cairo’s Metro. Smashing Telly has a very interesting documentary on the map’s creation.

Cairo's Metro Map

Cairo's Metro Map


Tube Map

Tube Map


1 Comment

  • At 2010.09.29 01:58, janet rockley said:

    can you give me a price for london tube wallpaper please