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