Published in association with the London Transport Museum

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September 2019
160 x 160 mm
978 1 9160453 1 6

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A Field Guide to London Transport Moquette Patterns

Andrew Martin

Moquette is the carpet-like fabric covering the seats we sit on in London’s Tubes, buses, trams and Overground trains – and here is a brilliantly colourful guide to all its patterns.

London Transport has always wanted the best design, be it Charles Holden’s superb art deco Tube stations on the Piccadilly Line, its elegant Johnston typeface or Harry Beck’s Tube map.

This pursuit of excellence has extended even to the fabrics it covers our bus and Tube seats with. In the Thirties designs were commissioned from top artists like Paul Nash and Enid Marx; nowadays every line like the Overground gets its own unique, colour-co-ordinated design.

Now, in conjunction with the London Transport Museum, which has a comprehensive moquette archive, Andrew Martin, author of Underground Overground, has written a delightful and surprising guide to these patterns, from the horse bus to the latest Tubes.

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