Exeter Tube map shows how Underground system would look

A Devon illustrator has instantly redesigned Exeter’s transport system by going underground and creating a tube map of Exeter.

Inspired by London, Gary Cook has taken key landmarks in Exeter to become new ‘lines’ to get to well-known areas and landmarks.

The Picadilly Line has been renamed Sidwell, and the Jubilee Line is University.

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He has even made sure to feature on the map where quirky points of interest can be found, including ghosts, squirrels and watersports.

It is not the first time Gary has used his knowledge of local geography to create a fun local version of the London Tube Map.

He has previously created one for Exmouth.

Illustrator Gary Cook has created a tube map of Exeter

When it was unveiled at the beginning of this year, he said: “The London Tube Map has gone down in history as a peice of classic design.

“It wasn’t easy, I wanted to produce something that looked similar to the original and at the same was a true representation of Exmouth.

“I’m hoping when visitors see it, they do a double-take and maybe think, for a second that it’s real.”

Illustrator Gary Cook has previously designed a tube map of Exmouth
Illustrator Gary Cook has previously designed a tube map of Exmouth

Gary is hoping the Exeter map will also receive the same reaction.

The Exeter Tube Map is available to buy as a print in various sizes – framed and unframed. It is available from Hyde and Seek in Exeter who has just launched the map prints on its website and social media.

Owner Justine Hyde said: “We have already had a great response from our customers in store.”

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