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'Off the Map' project from graphic designer Thomas Wood reveals the secrets of London Underground's forgotten stations


By Gillian West, Social media manager

January 7, 2013 | 1 min read

Graphic designer Thomas Wood has unveiled ‘Off the Map’ a new project which allows people to discover the stories behind London Underground’s disused stations.

With 2013 marking 150 years of the London Underground ‘Off the Map’ uses ten original designs to bring to life the history and the secrets of forgotten stations including Aldwych, British Museum and Down Street.

Speaking of his inspiration, Wood said: “At 18, I was looking out of the window on the Central Line and saw what looked like white tiles in the middle of the tunnel. I was fascinated to later discover this was the remnants of one of the many now disused stations, each with their own unique history.”

Wood added: “I wanted to create a brand and designs that would depict the mystery and intrigue that lies behind these lost underground worlds.

“These unique new designs commemorate what’s been ‘lost’, and for many what they never knew existed.”

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