This* splendid typographic London Underground map arrived in the mappinglondon post tray this morning. Scott at Fadeout Design has simply replaced the track lines with the station names. From a distance it looks like a charcoal…
A Tube Map Inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Above is an extract from a map of the London Underground, drawn by Max Roberts in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh – with sets of parallel lines, squares and exaggerated right angles that are the hallmarks of the early twentieth century Scottish designer. The map shows the tube network as it would have been at the time of Mackintosh’s death in 1928.
Thanks to the promotor for inviting me to the exhibition for the launch of the book Underground Maps Unravelled, Explorations in Information Design by Maxwell Roberts.