Mind the Map

5 Sep

I’ve long been fascinated by maps. Perhaps it’s the fact I have an atrocious sense of direction that means I pay more attention to them than most!

Mind the Map at the London Transport Museum is a must for anyone with an interest in cartography or vintage advertising. The exhibition explores the relationship between the London Underground and the geographical, diagrammatic and decorative maps and posters that have been commissioned over the years to help travellers navigate it.

As well as beautiful old maps and posters (there are some wonderful examples from the ’30s and ’40s) some new artworks have been created especially for the exhibition. The detail in Stephen Walter‘s Subterannea (below) is incredible. If you need a closer look you can take home a poster version for £35.

{all courtesy of London Transport Museum}

Mind the Map is on at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden until 28th October 2012 and entry is included in the usual admission price, which means you can try your hand at driving a tube train while you’re there!

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One Response to “Mind the Map”

  1. Sara Gundlash September 6, 2012 at 10:22 #

    Love these, thanks for sharing. I have been before (and driven the train) but will have to go back now.

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