Mind the Gap

 Mind the Gap: Inspiring art, design and cartography is a new exhibition opening at the London Transport Museum on Friday 18 May looking at the history and creativity of London transport maps.  

The exhibition is said to be the largest of it's kind and will not only showcase historic maps from the museums vast collection, but also new works by artists Simon Patterson, Stephen Walter (see his 'Map of Subterranean London' below), Susan Stockwell, Jeremy Wood, Claire Brewster, and Agnes Poitevin-Navarre.

"The displays will explore geographical, diagrammatic and decorative transport maps, as well as the influence of the iconic London Tube map on cartography, art and the public imagination. The Underground, London Transport, and its successor Transport for London, have produced outstanding maps for over 100 years. These have not only shaped the city, they have inspired the world."

Mind the Gap will run until 28 October 2012, so there's plenty of time to see it, however if don't get chance to see it in person there is an accompanying book published by Lund Humphries, 'London Underground Maps: Inspiring Art, Design and Cartography'.

Images copyright London Transport Museum and Stephen Walter respectively. 

You Are Here - UK Lance Wyman Exhibition

Huge thanks to Finola Gaynor for letting us know about You Are Here: Works by the legendary American graphic designer Lance Wyman at the Norwich University College of Arts - yes, finally a Lance Wyman exhibition in the UK!

Finola curated the exhibition which will be showing, "some of Wyman's most notable graphic design and wayfinding projects along with other rare and celebrated works such as Mexico's first commemorative stamp" until 9 June 2012.

My favourite two pieces of his work are in the exhibition; the best ever Olympic poster (above) and elements from his US National Zoo signage that we posted about here, so I really can't wait to see it. I feel a road rip coming on!

The Gallery at NUCA is open to the public Tuesday too Saturday, 12 to 5pm and admission is free.

Image copyright Lance Wyman.