London Tube Map, 1933. Harry Beck's Underground map solved the problem of how to represent clearly a dense, complex interweaving of train lines. Placing the stations at similar intervals regardless of their true locations, Beck;s map was dismissed as too revolutionary when it was first submitted.
Harry Beck. Graphic artist and map designer. Born 14 Wesley Road, Leyton but he was only there for about 3 years. He was brought up and educated in Highgate Village. Joined London Underground in 1925 on a temporary basis and remained with them on and off until 1937 and for a few years after the war. He produced the first version of the famous tube map in 1931. Fell out with LT over who should make changes to the map (sounds like he became a bit obsessional). Died in Southampton.con..