London’s iconic tube map is transformed into a pit-stop journey through classic styles of storytelling, with the individual tube lines turned into genres and sub genres of literature. The depths of the Northern Line are made over into the aptly named Horror Line. The Bakerloo Line coursing past Sherlock Holmes’s Baker Street becomes, of course, the Crime & Mystery Line. And the pink trajectory of the Hammersmith & City is converted to the Romance Line. Each Storyline features a range of illustrations bringing to life both classics and mavericks from that theme, with a genre-defining work lurking at each journey’s end. Stations falling on intersecting Storylines get a sub-genre cross over. Many many days and weeks were spent researching and crafting this piece.
Normally, I’m not a huge fan of the whole “let’s use a well known transit map and replace the station names with something else” thing, but I’m going to make an exception for this stunning poster by artist Anna Burles. This is beautifully done, and — for once — the interchanges between the genre/route lines have actually been thought about properly.
Dear Santa, thank you for the dolls and the pencils and the fish. It’s nearly Christmas now, so I hope I didn’t disturb you. But honest, it is an emergency. There’s a poster I want. It looks like just an ordinary Tube map, but I know it’s not, cos there are titles of my favorite books on it. So please, please, will you put it in my stocking? Or under the tree. Or.
Girlfriend In A Coma - The Smiths
There were times when I could have strangled her. But you know, I would hate anything to happen to her.
if I type lol it means i blew air out my nose harder than usual don’t get too excited
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