The London Underground as an electronic circuit
The best way to get around a metropolis like London is using the subway known familiarly as “the tube”. If we want to explore the city without wasting time we move uncomfortable jams using the world’s oldest subway, opened in the winter of 1863. Not to be missed is imperative to examine the map to see the lines and stops. This clear and organized map was designed by engineer Harry Beck imitating the structure of a grid diagram. Thus existing maps simplified and, consequently, the life of London.
The Japanese designer, Yuri Suzuki , has recreated the subway map as an electrical circuit that also is a radio. The result is the wonderful Radio Tube Map, a design that will be exhibited at the Museum of London Desing until next January 13, 2013.
Suzuki’s work captures the spirit of Harry Beck and his map, so made meters with electronic components that allow the operation of the radio. The designer chose to show “guts” of the machine so that the people it finds that complexity is hidden inside electronic devices. Suzuki believes that if it explains how the electronic, users are encouraged to fix damaged devices that accumulate in their homes.
The artist has dedicated much of his work to investigate the functioning of consumer electronics, trying to simplify and bring consumer electronics to improve its understanding of things.
This designer born in Tokyo in 1980 has been living in London since 2005 when he moved to study at the Royal College of Art in 2008, after graduating, he opened his own studio. Her artworks have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions, has worked on projects for Maywa Denki, Yamaha and Waldemeyer Moritz, and worked as a design project tutor at the Royal College of Art