“Mind the Map” at the London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum’s exhibition Mind the Map has been getting good press coverage:

‘by blending historical maps with recent art, and commissioning numerous pieces specifically for this exhibition, London Transport Museum has truly delivered something memorable and original.’ (The Londonist)

‘The London transport network not only inspired Harry Beck’s famous tube map, it has birthed a dazzling array of posters, designs and cartographic artwork for more than 100 years. Now a new exhibition, Mind the Map: Inspiring Art, Design and Cartography, at the London Transport Museum until 28 October, brings together the museum’s most remarkable artworks’ (The Guardian)

A book to accompany the exhibition is available from our sister imprint Lund Humphries. London Underground Maps: Art, Design and Cartography is written by Claire Dobbin, Senior Curator at the London Transport Museum, and has an introduction from the British Library’s Peter Barber.

The book draws on the rich collections of the London Transport Museum, and covers the period from 1900 to the present day. Claire Dobbin’s fascinating narrative provides a chronological account of the mapping of London’s Underground.

Incorporating design, art, cartographic, social and transport history, London Underground Maps provides an absorbing and beautifully illustrated account of the capital’s innovative approach to decoding and promoting its complex underground network.

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