Sunday Video: The Genius of the London Tube Map


In this short video, TED Michael Beirut talks about the modern London Tube map. He says that Harry Beck’s version brought brilliant simplicity to mapmaking as more of a diagram than a map. Beck’s approach is now replicated by transit agencies all over the globe.

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