Rejected Tube Map Cover Illustration

RejectedTubeMap.jpg

Title

Rejected Tube Map Cover Illustration

Description

This was the first idea proposed by Jeremy Deller, after he received the appointment from TFL to design the cover of an edition of the map of the London Underground, distributed free in all the stations. The proposed design was initially a bicycle, composed with colors that distinguish the lines on the Tube map.
It was rejected, as it conveyed a message that could – according to the commissioner – confuse some users of the London Underground service, as the service for bicycles was not guaranteed on all the lines.

The commissioner was TFL – Transport for London, the company responsible for the transport in the London area – within the project Art on the Underground, which invites contemporary artists to design projects  for the environment of the London Underground , both transient and permanent. Jeremy Deller then realized the cover of the Tube Map together with artist Paul Ryan, a work presented July 1, 2007, which is still visible at the address http://art.tfl.gov.uk/projects/detail/1119/. This consisted of a portrait of John Hough, who was then the current longest serving member of staff at TFL.
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Creator

Deller, Jeremy

Date

2007

Contributor

Scotti, Marco

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Rights Holder

Jeremy Deller
MoRE Museum

Collection

Citation

Deller, Jeremy, “Rejected Tube Map Cover Illustration,” MoRE, accessed September 17, 2019, http://www.moremuseum.org/omeka/items/show/13.

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