London's iconic tube map now on wallpapers and tiles October 24 2016
We love the London Underground map and we're delighted that, for the first time, we can offer you the classic tube map on custom wallpaper or ceramic tiles. With its striking colours and modern lines, the tube map makes a great design feature for a contemporary space, whether it’s an office, a living room, kitchen or bathroom.
The London Underground map evolved over the past century and its revolutionary simplicity means that it's recognised globally as an iconic design.
The original design by Harry Beck, an engineering draftsman for London Underground, is thought to have been inspired by electrical circuit board diagrams. Working on the map in his spare time, Beck used a simple line layout and spacing the stations evenly in order to show their relative positions and make it easy to navigate. When the map was published by London Underground in 1933, it quickly gained popularity. Beck’s design remains the basis of the modern tube map.
Today, the tube map design and the London Underground logo are copyright and trademark protected and can only be reproduced under licence. At Love Maps On, we’re pleased to have a licence with Transport for London which means we can reproduce the tube map on made-to-measure wallpapers and ceramic tiles.
We can print the London Underground map on ceramic tiles to cover a range of different sized areas with the map scaled accordingly. Our tiles have a gloss finish and are suitable for kitchens and bathrooms.
Our London Underground map wallpapers are made to measure for your space. Just send us the measurements and we’ll provide a quote and digital proof. The wallpapers are self-adhesive, simple to apply, and have a wipe-clean finish. Contact us to find out more.