Bull’s eye

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HE 75th an­niver­sary of the death of Frank Pick, the gal­vanis­ing force be­hind the cre­ation of Lon­don Un­der­ground’s de­sign iden­tity in the first half of the 20th cen­tury, is be­ing marked by three talks at the Lon­don Trans­port Mu­seum, WC2 (www.lt­mu­seum. co.uk). Be­fore he rose to be­come head of the Lon­don Pas­sen­ger Trans­port Board, Pick (right) com­mis­sioned cal­lig­ra­pher Ed­ward John­ston to cre­ate the Tube’s in­stantly recog­nis­able type­face and worked with him on the dis­tinc­tive bull’s-eye mo­tif.

THe brought in the ar­chi­tect Charles Holden to de­sign more than 30 sta­tions, mainly on the North­ern and Pic­cadilly Lines, in what he de­scribed as ‘a new ar­chi­tec­tural id­iom’. It was

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