Gill’s Smaller London Underground MapSKU: 8190
Gill’s Smaller London Underground Map
Date of publication:
28 x 35 cm
London’s Underground/What to see and how to travel: Map of the Electric Railways of London
March 1922 geographical passenger map of the Underground system, 28 x 35 cm, printed in colours with travel information on the verso, a couple of trivial ink spots to verso.
MacDonald Gill, brother of Eric, was a successful commercial artist in his own right, and a noted calligrapher who designed the font used on all headstones by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. In the 1920s and 1930s London Underground favoured named designers over the anyonymous draughtsmen who had created their earlier maps. Gill stripped away the remaining surface topography, including the Thames; although his calligraphy has a leisurely feel to it, he created a simple, practical map.