London Exhibition Asks You Mind the Map
Few images are as iconic to Britain as the Underground Maps and one London exhibition has decided the time is right to present that as art. Mind the Map: Inspiring Art, Design and Cartography hopes to present the inspiration, history and creativity behind what some Londoners might take for granted; transport maps. London exhibitions like this promote photography and design, Mind the Map is sure not to disappoint in that department and pieces that have already been reviewed prove compelling. Without these maps we would not be able to find our way from estate agents Clapham to a bakery in Putney as easily as we do and besides that, they are actually quite ingeniously designed; truly worthy of a London art exhibition.
Mind the Map is one of the many exhibitions taking play in London today and will continue until the 28th of October; so there’s plenty of time to get lost before finding your way to the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. Maps are actually really cool and a great way to illustrate how functional design can still contain artistic licence; a London exhibition at the British Museum on cartography proved that six years ago. Everyone from estate agents Battersea to bakers in Chelsea can get a kick from mapping ancient routes or star maps of London celebrities. This London exhibition celebrates guides and maps in a celebration of inspiration.
Tickets range start at £13.50 with children under 16 getting free entry in this top notch London art exhibition. With a, mostly, efficient transport system, London can be proud of the architecture of transport with this exhibition and take home a piece of the city to be proud of. The Beck map, the one we all use today, was introduced in 1933 (almost eighty years ago) and has become iconic to the city at the centre of Europe; this London exhibition is by association sure to be iconic.