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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..

It was on one such expedition on 4 July 1862 that Dodgson invented the outline of the story that eventually became his first and greatest commercial success. He told the story to Alice Liddell and she begged him to write it down, and Dodgson eventually (after much delay) presented her with a handwritten, illustrated manuscript entitled Alice's Adventures Under Ground in November 1864.

It was on one such expedition on 4 July 1862 that Dodgson invented the outline of the story that eventually became his first and greatest commercial success. He told the story to Alice Liddell and she begged him to write it down, and Dodgson eventually (after much delay) presented her with a handwritten, illustrated manuscript entitled Alice's Adventures Under Ground in November 1864.

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

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

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