TFL stands for, amongst other things, Transport for London. It is one of the most useful websites you can find if you’re taking a trip to London. When I was working at King’s College, London, and going home to Wales every weekend, I took the tube from Waterloo, changed lines and ended up at Victoria to take the train home. I would have to struggle with bags and luggage during rush hour. A colleague suggested checking TFL to see if this was the most expedient way between two points, and lo and behold, there was a bus which was much quicker and I didn’t have to change!
Interestingly, the London Transport Museum and TFL have one of most important collections of graphic arts. The map of the London Underground system is a prime example of excellent graphic design. Click to enlarge the map below… it’s a map of Shakespearean characters by the Royal Shakespeare Company. It’s hilarious! In conjunction with TFL, the London Transport Museum, has hosted a contest for illustrators to draw the links between cycling in the capital, environment issues, health and fun. Here are some of my favourite examples from the submissions.
Which one do you like best?