Profile of Tube Map’s Creator
Last Thursday’s Guardian — they do seem do have a lot of map-related content, don’t they? — had an article about Henry Beck, the creator of the iconic London Underground map that ditched scale and proportionality in favour of clarity.
“No, it’s definitely not a map,” he said. “A map is geographic. This is a diagram.” Beck would have averred.
(Thanks to Neil for the link; see previous entry: The Real Underground.)