The Tube / BBC2
If you didn’t catch any of the recent London Underground documentary on BBC2, I strongly advise you to do so.
For those living in London, or at all interested in technology/architecture, it makes for absolutely fascinating viewing — documentary filmmaking at its best. Catch the whole lot on iPlayer while you can.
Stupidly awesome photography from Cristoffer Rudquist. I like his Japan series especially — really makes me want to fly to Tokyo with a camera.
Photos taken on a road trip to Bruges, Amsterdam, and Brussels.
See them all here.
London Transport Lost Property Office / Baker Street
I walked past the TfL Lost Property office at Baker Street the other day and they currently have a lovely display in the window of items found on London transport from the 30s-90s. There’s some really awesome technological relics in there, like VHS cameras and early mobile phones. A nice touch from TFL.
Doha, Saudi Arabia / Thom Stoodley, 2011
My friend Thom has just uploaded some nice photos from Doha and Dubai to his Flickr page. Check them out here.
Underground Journeys / V&A, until February 2011
This is a great little exhibition at the V&A, chronicling the work of architect Charles Holden for the London Underground in the early 20th Century. Working closely with Frank Pick, Holden’s practice designed some of the most beautiful stations on the network, such as Southgate & Arnos Grove, and also the TfL headquarters at 55 Broadway. The show has an abundance of sketches, plans and models, and also features some beautiful graphics and ephemera from the era.
Until February 13 2011, free admission. More here.
London Skyline / Studio Coward, 2010
This skyline illustration by Studio Coward did the rounds on the blogs a few weeks ago, but I think it’s a really great design, and deserved winner of the TFL competition to design a new skyline for London. I really want one of those Oyster holders.
Chalfont & Latimer — Chesham shuttle service / Metropolitan Line
Apologies for the lack of posts recently. I’ve been busy moving house. Escaping the commute.
In honour of the year I spent commuting into and out of London, I made this short animation.