Monday, 20 April 2009

Art on the Underground



"The Victoria Line was the first new underground line to cross central London since the beginning of the 20th century. It opened in three sections; in 1968 between Walthamstow Central and Warren Street, in 1969 extending to Victoria, and 1971 stretching down to Brixton. This new line provided the opportunity to produce a new and consistent look across the whole line, from the trains themselves to the stations and platforms. All aspects of design were overseen by Misha Black, the Design Consultant for London Transport (1964–1968), who previously had a similar role with British Rail. He employed the talents of the The Design Research Unit (DRU) – a collective of designers, artists and architects who designed all aspects of the Victoria Line."

Little blog article on the tile art for the Victoria Line. This one was based off of a design by William Morris. Too good.

Check it out here.

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