London-based designer and illustrator Tim Fishlock posterized Harry Beck's famous alphabet made of sections and lines from the London Underground map

Alphabets: A Miscellany of Letters by David Sacks

London-based designer and illustrator Tim Fishlock posterized Harry Beck's famous alphabet made of sections and lines from the London Underground map

London underground map by Harry Beck, 1933

Meet Harry Beck, the genius behind London's iconic subway map

Paris Metro Map by Harry Beck 1951

Meet Harry Beck, the genius behind London's iconic subway map

London Tube Map.  Harry Beck 1933

London Tube Map. Harry Beck 1933

London Underground map: Harry Beck, 1931. Timeless, attractive, and perfectly functional. A map that is genius. @Design Council #GBdesign

London Underground map: Harry Beck, 1931. Timeless, attractive, and perfectly functional. A map that is genius. @Design Council #GBdesign

Eureka! Henry Becks original drawing for the diagrammatic tube map (1931), which sets out routes and stations according to clarity rather than geographical accuracy

Tunnel vision: a history of the London tube map

Eureka! Henry Becks original drawing for the diagrammatic tube map (1931), which sets out routes and stations according to clarity rather than geographical accuracy

Henry Charles Beck (London, 4 June 1902 – 18 September 1974), known as Harry Beck, was an English technical draughtsman best known for creating the present London Underground Tube map in 1931. :: #Design1o1Redux

Henry Charles Beck (London, 4 June 1902 – 18 September 1974), known as Harry Beck, was an English technical draughtsman best known for creating the present London Underground Tube map in 1931. :: #Design1o1Redux

The first diagrammatic map of London's rapid transit network was designed by Harry Beck in 1931.[3] Beck was a London Underground employee who realised that because the railway ran mostly underground, the physical locations of the stations were irrelevant to the traveller wanting to know how to get to one station from another — only the topology of the railway mattered.

The first diagrammatic map of London's rapid transit network was designed by Harry Beck in 1931.[3] Beck was a London Underground employee who realised that because the railway ran mostly underground, the physical locations of the stations were irrelevant to the traveller wanting to know how to get to one station from another — only the topology of the railway mattered.

Meet Harry Beck, the genius behind London's iconic subway map    A look back at the man who changed the way people move

Meet Harry Beck, the genius behind London's iconic subway map

Meet Harry Beck, the genius behind London's iconic subway map A look back at the man who changed the way people move

Harry Beck designed the iconic London Underground tube map in 1931. Most other urban and metro maps across the world are based on his original idea.

Harry Beck designed the iconic London Underground tube map in 1931. Most other urban and metro maps across the world are based on his original idea.

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