Piccadilly Tube Station hosts a tribute to Frank Pick

Don’t know who Frank Pick is – shame on you. Frank Pick was the exemplary administrator, and manager of London Underground, forging it’s corporate identity, station design, lettering, and tube map.

Considering he promoted and pushed the roundel design, I saw a fitting tribute to him in Piccadilly Circus tube station – his name on a roundel. I think we easily neglect to appreciate the design elements of London Underground, mostly founded in the time of Frank Pick’s management of it, and notably with Harry Beck’s famous tube map design.

Here are some photos of the tribute, and the development of the tube map. [Click on images to enlarge]

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