The London Underground is now opening up its future reputation to the public with a competition to re-design fabric moquettes...

When traveling on the subway system of New York, visual stimulation is generally limited to the advertisements up top, and the lackluster colors of the seating: orange, charcoal gray, and light blue. Its counterpart in London, however, seems to have always placed a little more emphasis on providing visual interest with the London Underground system: its history of design innovation includes Edward Johnston's sans serif font, Harry Beck’s map and Paul Nash’s fabric. The London Underground is now opening up its future reputation to the public with a competition to re-design fabric moquettes.

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