The Day Before (You know what they’ll call it, they’ll call it the Tube)

Liam Gillick

London Underground Pocket Tube map
January 2007

Part of the following series:

Tube Map

Liam Gillick was the fifth artist commissioned by Art on the Underground for the Tube Map cover series.

Gillick’s innovative new design for the world famous Tube map entitled The Day Before (You Know What They’ll Call It? They’ll Call it the Tube) is written in twelve different sets of colourful letters to symbolise the twelve lines which make up the Tube network.

The design shows the words of the date of the last day in London without London’s famous Underground network: Friday 9 January 1863. London Underground commenced services the following day on 10 January 1863 between Paddington and Farringdon.