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Art marks Tube logo's birthday

Liam Gillick art
A monochrome by Liam Gillick is the first new piece to go on display

London commuters are to be treated to a taste of 100 newly-commissioned works of art that celebrate the centenary of the Tube's world famous logo.

All of the artwork is inspired by the Roundel and some will be featured in Tube stations across the network.

The project is part of Art on the Underground and will include an exhibit of all the works at Rochelle School in Shoreditch that runs from 8-30 October.

The first piece to go on show is a monochrome by artist Liam Gillick.

Artistic treat

Tim O'Toole, managing director of London Underground, said the project honours the heritage of good design.

"The Tube has commissioned world class artists to communicate its messages and delights its passengers," Mr O'Toole said.

Moira Sinclair of Arts Council England, which supported the project, said the works will bring new art into everyday life in the capital.

"We hope that the work will help put art at the centre of London life and add an artistic treat to our daily commutes."


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