Mind the Map: inspiring art, design and cartography is a new exhibition about the inspiration, history and creativity behind London transport maps. The largest of it’s kind, the collection explores themes of journeys, identity and publicity, and includes previously unseen historic material and exciting new artworks by leading artists including Stephen Walter, Susan Stockwell, Jeremy Wood and Claire Brewster.
The Underground, London Transport and its successor Transport for London, have produced outstanding maps for over 100 years that have not only shaped the city, they have inspired the world. Mind the Map looks at the impact maps have had on our understanding of London and how they influence the way we navigate and engage with our surroundings.
Fans of classic London Underground maps and posters are in for a treat, including classic works by artists such as Harold McCready and Frederick Charles Herrick, as well as pieces by contemporary artists including Simon Patterson and David Shrigley.
Mind the Map runs until 28th October 2012 at The London Transport Museum.