Tag Archives: The Tube

Friday Bench: Improvised?

I’m not sure if the planters at bustling Covent Garden are designed to double up as benches, but those waiting there seem to think they are. One poor person’s phone is so heavy, they need to rest it on the roadworks sign as well 😉

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Labyrinth

Maze found at Victoria Station

Another surprise discovery in London recently – numbered mazes found at Tube stations. This one’s at Victoria.

It’s another Art on the Underground initiative called Labyrinth, which was commissioned for The Tube’s 150th anniversary in 2013.  The project also has its own section on the Art on the Underground’s website, where you can find the location of each maze.

Here’s the first one I found… at Edgware Road.

Maze found at Edgeware Road

If you’re feeling queasy…

Service information at Acton station

I’ve seen this kinda thing on Twitter previously and enjoyed them, though recently there’s been a suggestion they might be generated rather than genuine.

So I was pleased to find a genuine Service Information poster on my last visit to London 🙂

 

The Language of London

Poster advertising the Language of London exhibition which celebrates the Johnson typeface

How wonderful to find this poster advertising an exhibition which celebrates the Johnston Typeface.

The typeface was commissioned in 1913 by Frank Pick, the Commercial Manager of the then Underground Electric Railways Company of London.

As you can see by the adjacent poster, this iconic typeface is still in use on the Tube today.