Art & Design
From the 1920s London Underground and London Transport developed a strong and distinctive visual identity based on a culture of good design. This came from the commitment and influence of one man, Frank Pick. He became the Underground's Managing Director and was later the first Chief Executive of London Transport.
Pick changed the face of London through his design management, commissioning the very best designers and artists, and insisting on the highest standards in transport architecture, engineering, graphics and information systems.
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Art for all: 100 years of poster design
Explore the world's largest and most varied collection of transport artworks and poster publicity. There are more than 5000 designs in the London Transport Museum Poster Collection, all now available to browse online.
Transport by design
The Museum's new design gallery features special displays on key areas of transport design in London:
- The evolution of the roundel symbol
- Edward Johnston's Underground lettering
- Harry Beck's famous Tube map
- Charles Holden's inter-war station architecture
- Iconic vehicle designs for the black cab, Routemaster bus and classic 1938 Tube train.
Charles Holden's Underground stations were designed and lit for maximum visibility on the street both night and day. The effectiveness of his 'night architecture' can be seen in dramatic black-and-white images of the 1920s and 1930s from the Museum's Photograph Collection.