The armpit tube map and other ideas Posted by Patrick Burgoyne, 8 April 2013
It's not always easy to consult a map on a crowded tube train when you are squashed up against someone's armpit. But what if that armpit displayed a handy eye-level map? Just one of Kingston students' ideas on the Underground
Regular readers will remember our post on Kingston student Clare Newsam's ingenious roundel-shaped seesaw seat. Clare's was just one of a number of ideas that Kingston third year graphics students came up with in response to an open brief I set tem earlier this year. To tie in with the London Underground's 150th anniversary, I asked them to come up with responses to the tube network as it is today, both good and bad.
Rachel Singer and Oliver St John came up with the idea of an Amrpit Map, handily positioned in the armpit of a coat so that travellers could consult it on a packed train. ......................(more)