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Bournemouth to Weymouth, towns named for where rivers meet the sea. Ancient folds of rock help define the coast.
Kylie Minogue — “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”
(Live from The X Factor UK)
Today marks 150 years since the first operation of the London Underground, on January 9th 1863. I love how the Underground has always taken art seriously; the TFL organisation Art on the Underground is in charge of commissioning public art specifically for the system as well as organising display of other work around the network. The highlight for me came in 2006 with Rut Blees Luxemburg’s Piccadilly’s Peccadilloes project which you should Google immediately.
Above are some of the creative covers which adorn the cover of the official tube map which you pick up from the stations.
Happy 150th, LU!
The Royal Mint’s London Underground £2 coin gift set:
On 10 January 1863 the world’s first underground railway opened in London. An engineering triumph, the 150thanniversary is being marked with not one but two new UK £2 coins for 2013.
The ‘Roundel’ £2 coin is inspired by the 1938 poster by Man Ray and depicts the world-famous London Underground logo, while the ‘Train’ £2 coin shows a Tube train hurtling out of a tunnel. Presented in a specially designed pack based on the iconic Tube map, no other memorabilia captures the spirit of London so well.