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Harry Beck - designer of London tube map / Selected by www.20emesiecle.be

Harry Beck - designer of London tube map / Selected by www.20emesiecle.be

London underground map by Harry Beck, 1933

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

Harry Beck. Graphic artist and map designer.  Born 14 Wesley Road, Leyton but he was only there for about 3 years.  He was brought up and educated in Highgate Village.  Joined London Underground in 1925 on a temporary basis and remained with them on and off until 1937 and for a few years after the war.  He produced the first version of the famous tube map in 1931.  Fell out with LT over who should make changes to the map (sounds like he became a bit obsessional).  Died in Southampton.con..

Harry Beck. Graphic artist and map designer. Born 14 Wesley Road, Leyton but he was only there for about 3 years. He was brought up and educated in Highgate Village. Joined London Underground in 1925 on a temporary basis and remained with them on and off until 1937 and for a few years after the war. He produced the first version of the famous tube map in 1931. Fell out with LT over who should make changes to the map (sounds like he became a bit obsessional). Died in Southampton.con..

harry beck, designer of the London Underground map.

Tube map designer Harry Beck honoured with blue plaque

Harry Beck's Underground Map (1933) solved the problem of how to represent clearly and elegantly a dense, complex interweaving of train lines

Harry Beck's Underground Map (1933) solved the problem of how to represent clearly and elegantly a dense, complex interweaving of train lines

150th Anniversary of the London Underground 2013 UK Two Pound Gold Proof Two Coin Set

150th Anniversary of the London Underground 2013 UK Two Pound Gold Proof Two Coin Set

Inspired by the iconic London Underground Tube Map, this travel map features some of the best places on Earth I've been to.

Inspired by the iconic London Underground Tube Map, this travel map features some of the best places on Earth I've been to.

Diagram of completed circular London Overground network (image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Diagram of completed circular London Overground network (image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

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