Friday, 12 February 2010

Accidental subversions

I hadn’t come across Clive Richards’s collection of chance encounters with signage before, many of which seem to show a particularly English brand of gentle humour.

By Underground to Southend-on-Sea

From 1910 to 1939, you could take a District Railway train all the way to Southend-on-Sea.* So it’s appropriate that that’s the venue for an exhibition of new takes on Harry Beck’s Underground diagram, featuring work by Maxwell Roberts. Here are the details.

* John Robert Day, John Reed (2005). The story of London's underground (9 ed.). Capital Transport. p. 66.