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Lewis, Benjamin Getzel

Bejamin Getzel Lewis (1900-1966) designed transport network maps for the London Underground and London Transport between 1931 and the late 1960's. His maps were published as folding passenger maps or as station posters. His output included bus maps, coach and Green Line maps, British Rail and London Underground maps, tramways and trolleybus maps, and "all systems" maps. Unlike the revolutionary and iconic "circuit diagram" maps of the London Underground pioneered by Harry Beck, Lewis's maps were geographically accurate; this conventionality of his work has perhaps led to his reknown having been rather overshadowed by the greater fame of Harry Beck, the inventor of the topological underground system map, and even by other designers of the London tube map who refined and revised (or preceded) Beck's design.