Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The London Underground Map

Reminiscing over the advent of the London Underground Map-- hailed as a modern marvel of graphic design and inspiration for subway maps the world over-- London Transports' Assistant Secretary and Works Officer, Paul E. Garbutt, unwittingly summed up the English mind:

"Christmas, I think Christmas 1963, I thought, 'I'd run out of crossword puzzles so I'll try and redesign the map...'"

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