List of Art on the Underground Tube map covers

Since 2004, Art on the Underground has commissioned artists to create covers for London Underground's pocket Tube map.[1] These free maps have 12 million copies printed every six months, and are one of the largest public art commissions in the UK.[2][3] In 2014, The Guardian published a pictorial survey of the first 10 years' designs,[4] and the The Londonist has a survey up to 2017.[5] Since 2017 there has also been a series of covers for Night Tube.[6]

Tube map coversEdit

No Year Month Artist Title
1 2004 August Emma Kay You Are in London[7]
2 2005 June Gary Hume Untitled[8]
3 2006 February David Shrigley Untitled[9]
4 June Yinka Shonibare Global Underground Map[10]
5 2007 January Liam Gillick The Day Before (You Know What They’ll Call It? They’ll Call it the Tube)[11][12]
6 July Jeremy Deller and Paul Ryan Portrait of John Hough (TfL's longest serving member of staff - 45 years of service)[13][14]
7 2008 January Cornelia Parker Underground Abstract[15][16]
8 March Mark Wallinger Going Underground[17]
9 October Pae White …fragment of a Magic Carpet, circa 1213[18]
10 2009 March Paul Noble Untitled[19]
11 September Richard Long Earth[20]
12 2010 May Barbara Kruger Untitled (Tube Map)[21][22]
13 2011 March Eva Rothschild Good Times[23]
14 August Michael Landy All My Lines in the Palm of Your Hand[24][25]
15 December Yayoi Kusama Polka Dots Festival[26]
16 2012 June Tracey Emin The Central Line[27][28]
17 December Sarah Morris Petrobas (Rio)[29]
18 2013 May Mona Hatoum London: The World[30]
19 December Imran Qureshi All Time Would Be Perpetual Spring[31]
20 2014 May Rachel Whiteread The Hole of London 2014[32][33]
21 December Daniel Buren From A Single One To Millions: Ink On Pape[34][35]
22 2015 May Pablo Bronstein Design for a magnificent London Underground Grand Pendulum in gilt bronze[36][37]
23 2016 January Tomma Abts Untitled[38]
24 June Hew Locke Tunnel Vision[39][40]
25 December Gillian Carnegie Metropolitan Diamonds[41][42]
26 2017 June Lily van der Stokker Out Next Stop[43]
27 2018 January Marc Camille Chaimowicz Untitled[44]
28 May Geta Brătescu Game of Forms[45][46]
29 December Linder The Bower of Bliss[47][48]
30 2019 June Laure Prouvost You are deeper than what you think[49][50]
31 December Bedwyr Williams Morden[51][52]
32 2020 May Elisabeth Wild Fantasías[53][54]
33 December Phyllida Barlow helter skelter[55]

Night Tube map coversEdit

No Year Month Artist Title
1 2016 December Samara Scott Night Tube Map Commission[56]
2 2017 May Pio Abad Eddie[57]
3 December Marianna Simnett Wing-sleepers[58]
4 2018 May Marie Jacotey You in my bedroom[59]
5 December Jade Montserrat hand this piece to one Jacob Aston West (b. approx. 1941-43, Montserrat)[60][61]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Underground art: London tube map designs". theguardian.com. 20 March 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  2. ^ "London Underground: a miniature commission for pocket maps - a-n The Artists Information Company". Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  3. ^ "Ten years of artists' tube map covers – in pictures". The Guardian. 2014-05-02. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  4. ^ "Ten years of artists' tube map covers - in pictures". theguardian.com. May 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  5. ^ Harry Rosehill (31 January 2018). "How many of these Tube map covers do you remember?". Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Projects Archive". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  7. ^ "You are in London". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  8. ^ "Untitled". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  9. ^ "Map of London Underground". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  10. ^ "Global Underground Map". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  11. ^ "The Day Before (You know what they'll call it, they'll call it the Tube)". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  12. ^ "New look for Tube map cover". BBC News. 2007-01-11. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  13. ^ "Map; Pocket Underground map, cover designed by Jeremy Deller and Paul Ryan, July 2007". London Transport Museum. July 2007. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  14. ^ "Portrait of John Hough (Transport for London's longest serving member of staff - 45 years of service)". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  15. ^ "Underground Abstract". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  16. ^ Administrator, System (2008-01-03). "Arty cover for new pocket Tube map". Design Week. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  17. ^ "Going Underground". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  18. ^ "…fragment of a Magic Carpet, circa 1213". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  19. ^ "Untitled". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  20. ^ "Earth". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  21. ^ "Untitled (Tube Map)". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  22. ^ "Aesthetica Magazine - Untitled (Tube Map) by Barbara Kruger". Aesthetica Magazine. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  23. ^ "Good Times". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  24. ^ "Feast for the eyes on the daily Tube commute". bbc.co.uk. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  25. ^ "All my lines in the palm of your hand". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  26. ^ "Polka Dots Festival in London". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  27. ^ John O'Ceallaigh. "London Underground: Tracey Emin's Tube map unveiled". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  28. ^ "The Central Line". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  29. ^ "Petrobras [Rio]". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  30. ^ "London: the world". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  31. ^ "All Time Would be Perpetual Spring". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  32. ^ "The Hole of London 2014". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  33. ^ "Rachel Whiteread designs new 'Tube' map cover :: April 2014 :: Art news :: Cassone". www.cassone-art.com. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  34. ^ "Art on the Underground commissions Tube map cover from French artist Daniel Buren". frieze.com. 28 November 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  35. ^ "From A Single One To Millions: Ink On Paper". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  36. ^ "Design for a magnificent London Underground Grand Pendulum in gilt bronze". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  37. ^ Moss, Richard (1 June 2015). "Pablo Bronstein meditates on Baroque clocks and time travel for new pocket Tube map". Culture24. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  38. ^ "Tomma Abts Pocket Tube Map". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  39. ^ "Hew Locke - Art on the Underground". halesgallery.com. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  40. ^ "Tunnel Vision". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  41. ^ "Metropolitan Diamonds". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  42. ^ Breen, Matt (15 December 2016). "The latest tube map cover has just been revealed". Time Out London. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  43. ^ "Out Next Stop". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  44. ^ "Pocket Tube Map 2017". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  45. ^ "Game of Forms". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  46. ^ "Geta Bratescu Creates 28th Pocket Tube Map Art". Artlyst. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  47. ^ "A sculpture gets castrated, and Olafur Eliasson surrounds Tate Modern with ice". elephant.art. 14 December 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  48. ^ "The Bower of Bliss". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  49. ^ "You are deeper than what you think". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  50. ^ "Laure Prouvost has designed the 30th Art on the Underground tube map". www.itsnicethat.com. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  51. ^ "Bedwyr Williams's bespectacled art bods appear on Pocket Tube map". theartnewspaper.com. 20 December 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  52. ^ "Morden". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  53. ^ "Elisabeth Wild, 1922–2020". artreview.com. 13 February 2020. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  54. ^ "Fantasías". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  55. ^ "helter skelter". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  56. ^ "Night Tube map commission". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  57. ^ "Eddie". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  58. ^ "Wing-sleepers". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  59. ^ "You in my bedroom". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  60. ^ "hand this piece to one Jacob Aston West (b. approx. 1941-43, Montserrat)". Art on the Underground. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  61. ^ "A sculpture gets castrated, and Olafur Eliasson surrounds Tate Modern with ice". elephant.art. 14 December 2018. Retrieved 28 February 2021.