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Collecting for 2013 – My Line: Piccadilly

The first of the My Line projects is underway, with just the edit left to do. Nine participants from the United Anglo Caribbean Society have taken part, sharing some wonderful stories so far.

The group love the Piccadilly Line for a number of reasons, from it being faster than the District Line out of Acton Town, to the great places you can get to via its stations. Its connection to Heathrow also makes for an interesting experience, with people from all over the world riding up and down the line every day.

The finished film will be on our YouTube channel in the coming weeks. Until then, here are some pictures from the day.

What do you like about the Piccadilly Line?

Poster of the week #3

Dancing in the street, by Paula Cox, 1994

Published by London Underground Ltd, 1994. Commissioned by Art on the Underground.

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This weekend is Carnival Time, so we’re celebrating with this colourful number by Paula Cox. I love the movement in this poster, you can almost hear the music! I got in touch with Paula and asked her what inspired her design for the poster. She said “I was sketching at carnival and at the calypso competitions to capture the rhythms of the dancers in pencil lines and all the time listening to reggae as I refined the design for the final poster.”

Paula has also sent me some photographs of her with the posters.

What tunes would make a good soundtrack to this poster and get your toes tapping?