Harry Beck

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Name: Harry Beck
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

How map-master Max Gill became the saviour of the London Underground

A stripey serpent writhes up from the middle of Hyde Park, flicking its tongue towards fleeing crowds, as an exotic bird gobbles up a small child in London Zoo, poking its sharp beak through the cage. A hot-air balloon floats over Kennington, and a plane ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

08/12/2014: Game of Thrones map

Even if you watch the show more for the gore and incestuous romances, it’s always good to know Westeros from The Wall. Now, you can get around the Game of Thrones lands with ease. This map, created by GoT superfan Michael Tyznik uses his talent to create ... [Published Print - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

To Come; Peter Hall

Sir Peter Hall, a champion of cities, died on July 30th, aged 82ONE of Peter Hall's earliest memories was being lifted above a wall by his father so that he could see a London Underground train come rattling out of a tunnel. In 1931, a year before he ... [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Peter Hall: Obituary

ONE of Peter Hall’s earliest memories was being lifted above a wall by his father so that he could see a London Underground train come rattling out of a tunnel. In 1931, a year before he was born, a Tube worker named Harry Beck had designed his now-famous ... [Published The Economist - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Why Airline Maps All Look the Same

Flickr/erussel1984In 1933, Harry Beck introduced abstraction and simplicity to the world of transit cartography with his diagram for London’s underground system. Ignoring everything above the tunnels except for the Thames, Beck’s concept continues to ... [Published The Atlantic Cities - Aug 06 2014]
First reported May 30 2014 - Updated May 30 2014 - 1 reports

Massimo Vignelli obituary

The greatest achievement of the designer Massimo Vignelli, who has died aged 83, was to give America a modern look. With its citrus fruit-salad of colour and its bold typography, Vignelli's work on the New York subway system redefined Manhattan in the ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 30 2014]

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How map-master Max Gill became the saviour of t... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 15 2014]
To Come; Peter Hall [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 12 2014]
08/12/2014: Game of Thrones map [Published Print - Aug 12 2014]
Peter Hall: Obituary [Published The Economist - Aug 07 2014]
Why Airline Maps All Look the Same [Published The Atlantic Cities - Aug 06 2014]
Massimo Vignelli obituary [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 30 2014]
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