Gadgets

25/09/2012

London tube map recreated as a radio

London Underground circuit board radio by artist Yuri Suzuki

(From Daily Mail) Underground radio stations have a rich history in the UK – but this device gives the term a whole new meaning.

A designer has created a fully functioning radio, which has the entire London tube map built in as its circuit.

The impressive 45cm by 45cm contraption is accurately labeled with each of the 270 stations and took three months to make.

Little touches talented artist Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki has added included choosing BBC’s White City for the tuner and Hyde Park’s Speaker’s Corner for volume control.

Oxford Circus has been changed to Oxford Circuit while Kensington has also been renamed Kensington (Resistor).

Yuri, who has lived in London since 2006, said he was inspired by Harry Beck’s iconic tube map design.

Yuri, 31, said: ‘I was asked to create something for the London Design Museum that showed how electricity worked.

‘The tube map is designed by Harry Beck, who used to be an electrics engineer, and he got inspiration due to an electronic circuit board as well so it’s a really nice connection.

‘You can follow a tube map the same way you follow electronics.

Yuri’s ‘London Underground Circuit Maps’ project is part of the designers in residence programme at the London Design Museum, which is on show until January next year. (read the full story)






 
 

 
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