Links tagged with “tube”
“Smart ways around the tube system.” I’ll never remember these, but interesting and handy nonetheless. (via @antimega)
Henry Beck Rules, not OK? Breaking the Rules of Diagrammatic Map Design (PDF)
A thoughtful essay by Max Roberts, from 2009, about the rules used in Beck’s diagrammatic London Underground map, and when they’re worth breaking. Well worth a read. (via Blech)
For 2 weeks only – alternative tube maps on display
Photos of the work of Max Roberts on the tube map. Photos, rather than decent graphics unfortunately. Can’t find better versions of his stuff online, so london-tubemap.com “wins”.
London Tubemap - A new angle on the London Underground
I like the original, but this compromise does feel more usefully connected to the geography of the city, rather than a complete abstraction. (via @benhammersley)
IanVisits » London Underground’s “secret” tube station
A fake tube station used for training staff in an office block. (via @jameswallis)
London Underground Tube Diary - Going Underground’s Blog
Inside those tube carriages you can see on top of a viaduct in Shoreditch. Shame the video’s no longer available. (via Blech)
Meish dot org » Things my new commute has taught me #1
Meg Pickard on the hierarchy of positions in a Hammersmith & City Line carriage. It annoys me that I already know this stuff. I don’t want to.
Music: Pocketbooks: Indie-Pop | Nothing But Green Lights: A UK mp3 blog.
Loving this song. The first to feature an Oyster Card and London Underground fare boundaries? Sometimes it’s like Sarah Records never went away.
Freesound :: view pack :: london underground
I’m not sure why sounds recorded from the Tube are interesting, but they are. (via Plasticbag)
London Tube Map With Distance Grids
The conventional tube map with geographic distortions shown by a bendy grid. (via Tom Carden)
Travel Time Tube Map (Built with Processing)
Not sure how I missed this Tom Carden awesomeness before. Beats other tube maps into cocked hats. (via Haddock)
LRB | James Meek : Crocodile’s Breath
Fascinating book review of ‘The Subterranean Railway’, about the London Underground.