Jul 5, 2010  •  In Art/Design, Cute, Information, Marketing/Advertising

Animals on the Underground

In 1988, illustrator Paul Middlewick was staring at a map of the London Underground on his daily commute home from work when he “saw” an elephant among the lines, stations, and symbols — similar to how the ancients discovered constellations in the night sky. Since then, the elephant has been joined by 33 other animals in a collection called Animals on the Underground.


Bat
station nickname: Highgate


Puppy (dog)
station nickname: Colliers Wood


Cat
station nickname: Queen’s Park


Puppy (hound)
station nickname: Hounslow Central


Cockerel
station nickname: Cockfosters


Raven
station nickname: Ravenscourt Park


Dog
station nickname: Barking


Reindeer
station nickname: Caledonian Road


Elephant
station nickname: Elephant & Castle


Baby Rhino
station nickname: Kenton


Emu
station nickname: High Barnet


Rhino
station nickname: Hornchurch


Angel Fish
station nickname: Angel


Seal
station nickname: Finsbury Park


Flamingo
station nickname: Rotherhithe


Snail
station nickname: Mudchute


Goose
station nickname: Canada Water


Stag
station nickname: Richmond


Hawk
station nickname: Goldhawk Road


Tortoise
station nickname: Oval


Hound
station nickname: Hounslow West


Toucan
station nickname: Tooting Bec


Moorhen
station nickname: Moor Park


Turtle
station nickname: Bayswater


Ox
station nickname: Oxford Circus


Wallaby
station nickname: Upney


Penguin
station nickname: Perivale


Bottlenose Whale
station nickname: Wapping


Pig
station nickname: Hammersmith


Sperm Whale
station nickname: Waterloo


Pigeon
station nickname: Charing Cross


Wombat
station nickname: Earls Court


Polar Bear
station nickname: White Chapel


Woodpecker
station nickname: Woodside Park

Since its inception, Animals on the Underground has been featured on various animal welfare campaigns including the London Zoo and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to raise awareness of seal hunting in Canada, the ivory trade and whale hunting.

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Via Zevs.net.

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