London Underground Tube Sign

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    According to WikiPedia, Transport For London's Tube map and "roundel" logo are instantly recognisable by any Londoner, almost any Briton, and many people around the world.

    The origins of the roundel, in earlier years known as the 'bulls-eye' or 'target', are obscure. While the first use of a roundel in a London transport context was the 19th-century symbol of the London General Omnibus Company - a wheel with a bar across the centre bearing the word GENERAL - its usage on the Underground stems from the decision in 1908 to find a more obvious way of highlighting station names on platforms.

    The red circle with blue name bar was quickly adopted, with the word "UNDERGROUND" across the bar, as an early corporate identity.


    josy.hilton, Claire Hutton, and 80 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. S I G U R 87 months ago | reply

      Your pictures warm up my heart!

    2. josy.hilton 87 months ago | reply

      I really like the vibrancy of this photo... the colors and the bokeh. Very nice!

    3. Flying Fin 87 months ago | reply

      fab colour in this image ... been a while since you posted, so hoping all's ok on your end ...
      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    4. ... Arjun 87 months ago | reply

      Love the bokeh!

    5. ( 87 months ago | reply

      Great shot with deep colours and a limited depth of field. I like the blury background.

    6. donpar 86 months ago | reply

      the bokeh looks good in the scene too.

    7. *~Yogini~Astra~* 86 months ago | reply

      My favorite sign!

    8. s0ulsurfing 86 months ago | reply

      hey kayode, long time no see, i hope you're still out there somewhere clicking away

    9. bryan with a y 86 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called london underground signs, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    10. benjita1 [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

      fantastic depth of field, strong colours, cracking shot

    11. M aka Marcello 64 months ago | reply

      The international all known London Underground Sign! ;)

      Seen in your Colours of London set. (?)

    12. Gijuka [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      Great colors and depth of field. Really nice pic.

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