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Old Underground Map


Underground map of 1933

Harry Beck’s underground map of 1933 this being a second edition facsimile albeit within the same year as the original. Beck an engineering drafts man at the signals office actually created the map in his spare time, hence London Underground management were somewhat reluctant to consider the uncommissioned work of a hobbyist. However the decision was made to publish it as a small folding leaflet that proved instantly popular with passengers. With its diagrammatic design ignoring scale and geographical ordinates to a large extent it went on to become undoubtedly the most important item of twentieth century informational design presentation and of course continues in use in the same format through to the current day.

  • Stunning giclée fine art print on authentically aged heavy textured paper
  • 12 Colour printing technology  •  Guaranteed to pass or exceed museum quality standards
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Available in three sizes: Large: 24″ x 31″ (61 x 78.7cms)   Medium: 18″ x 24″ (45.5 x 61cms)  Small: 19.5″ x 14″ (49.5 x 35.5cms)

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