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29 NOVEMBER 2011

Search The British Newspaper Archive online

"The British Library and online publisher brightsolid today launch a website that will transform the way that people use historical newspapers to find out about the past. The British Newspaper Archive website will offer access to up to 4 million fully searchable pages, featuring more than 200 newspaper titles from every part of the UK and Ireland. The newspapers – which mainly date from the 19th century, but which include runs dating back to the first half of the 18th century – cover every aspect of local, regional and national news."

(The British Library and brightsolid, 29/11/2011)

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1851 • 18th century19th century2011advertisementancestorsannouncements • brightsolid • British Library • British Newspaper Archive • classifieds • crime and punishment • Crystal Palace • cultural heritagedigital heritagedigital resourcesdigitisationenterprise and creativityeveryday lifefamilyfamily historyfashiongenealogy • historic events • historical detail • historical newspapers • historyillustrationsIreland • letters to the editor • lives of ordinary people • local news • microfilm • milestone events • national cultural heritage online • national news • newspaper • newspaper collection • notable individualsobituaryonline accesspay-per-viewpreservation • published record • regional news • resourcesearchsearch toolsearchable content • searchable online • shared memory • social transformationThe Great Exhibition (1851)UKVictorian

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Simon Perkins
14 JULY 2010

London Underground Victoria Line ceramic tiles

The Victoria Line that opened between 1968 and 1971 "provided the opportunity to produce a new and consistent look across the whole line, from the trains themselves to the stations and platforms. All aspects of design were overseen by Misha Black, the Design Consultant for London Transport (1964–1968), who previously had a similar role with British Rail. He employed the talents of the The Design Research Unit (DRU) – a collective of designers, artists and architects who designed all aspects of the VIctoria Line.

Each platform was designed with a very muted colour scheme, described by some of the press at the time as the 'late lavatorial style' (1, P58). The tiled designs in each seat recess provided much needed colour and decoration, and gave each stop its own visual identity. The results were a mixture of direct inspiration from the station name and references to historical details of the local area."

(Ian Moore, Design Assembly, 3 May 2010)

Fig.1 Stockwell by Abram Games – a semi–abstract swan, representing the nearby pub of the same name.

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19681969197120th century • Abram Games • blocks of colourBritish Rail • Brixton • ceramic tileceramicscolourcolour schemecreative practicedecorationdesigndesign historyDesign Research UnitDRUgeometric designshistorical detailhistoryidentitylocalLondon TransportLondon Underground • Misha Black • motif • name • rail • station platform • Stockwell • train stationTube (transport)tube stationUKundergroundunderground line • VIctoria Line • visual communicationvisual depictionvisual designvisual identityvisual motif • Walthamstow Central • Warren Street

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Simon Perkins
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