Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Although I don't live in London or use the tube too often I still found the 'guide to alternative london tube maps' pretty interesting.
The tube system once began as a collection of independent underground railway companies that constructed lines in the 19th and early 20th centuries. These companies published route maps of their own services but did not, generally, co-operate in advertising their services collectively. The first combined map was published in 1908 by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London.
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The first diagrammatic map of the Underground was designed by Harry Beck in 1931. Beck was an Underground employee who realised that because the railway ran mostly underground, the physical locations of the stations were irrelevant to the traveller wanting to know how to get to one station from another.
He devised a simplified map, consisting of stations, straight line segments connecting them, and the River Thames; lines ran only vertically, horizontally, or on 45 degree diagonals. The Underground was initially sceptical of his proposal, it was an non-commissioned, spare-time project, and it was tentatively introduced to the public in a small pamphlet in 1933. It immediately became popular, and the Underground has used topological maps to illustrate the network ever since. Beck was paid just five guineas for the work and after its initial success, he continued to design the Underground map until 1960.
Hundreds of quality alternative maps have now been created such as the one below;
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Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Bill Bailey introduces Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) wearing a t-shirt made lovingly by us at Yellowdog. To find out more about the charity FACE check out their website.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Now we all love google street view because we are able to check out our home town or even explore somewhere exotic we might be planning to visit but the randomness of the world throws up a few surprises that have been forever captured by Google. Here are a few of my personal favourites but you can also use this website to teleport around the globe at the click of a button.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Welcome to the wonderful world of Cromwell Street, this 4 piece hailing from Nottingham are what we in the 'blogging' business call Hot Property. These guys are sitting in prime position to take the UK by storm.
Citing themselves as belonging to the genre of ‘good’ music, The Cromwell Street Quartet; Julian Hanson, Max Starbuck, Adrian V Cook and Bilborough’s own Tom Towle have given birth to the cacophony of cool that is ‘Cromwell Street.’ Easily the slickest fucking indie band to come out of Nottingham since Dog is Dead, they’re doing some good shit, and doing with style.
Wentworth Villa (Live)
Catch these guys live at: The Running Horse Pub - Canning Circus, Nottingham. Or have a listen online:
Wise Words from Holly Boyden