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Monday, June 14th, 2010

Barbara Kruger Goes Underground

Barbara Kruger has designed the London Underground’s latest pocket map cover. Kruger’s Untitled (Tube Map) depicts part of a standard tube map (the most recognized area of Zone 1) with station names replaced by emotions and other words that evoke feelings for select areas of the city. Piccadilly Circus is Irony,  for example. The maps are available now.

Beginning in 2003 with a commission by Emma Kay, the Art on the Underground program has invited an international mix of artists to design covers for the city’s rail system. Past contributors include Richard Long, David Shrigley, Cornelia Parker and Gary Hume.

Richard Long’s 2009 effort, Earth. The six stacked lines symbolize Tube lines and a classical Chinese I Ching hexagram for Earth, with the black grid between them references the city’s Northern line.


Posted by ATARMS | Filed in Design, London, Public Art

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