London Underground Map
by Harry Beck
Harry Beck, a Underground-associate, did something remarkable with a subwaymap. He introduced in 1932/1933, a map that was no longer geografically correct, but more schematic and practical. Because, as Beck argued, travelers a located on the ground, therefore it does not matter if the fysical location is slightly off. According to him, it was far more important if u could see how connections went, and where traffic junctions are located. His map, which was in use for over 30 years, was more then practical alone. He knew, with his bended lines and handwriting, how to create something cheerful and light-heeled within the map. Although the Tubemap, since the sixties, is altered often, many people still see Beck as the designer. Nowadays it is seen as somewhat of a design classic.