London Underground’s Labyrinth in print

Early last year, mini labyrinths began to infiltrate the already labyrinthine London Underground network, forming what must be one of the most-viewed artworks ever.

Labyrinth cover
Labyrinth cover

These little mazes – of which there are a total of 270  – formed artist Mark Wallinger’s Labyrinth project, which marked the Art on the Underground’s celebration of the London Underground’s 150th birthday.

Hampstead Heath
Hampstead Heath

If you’re based in or have visited London, it’s likely you’ve spotted one of the black and white pieces – but if you haven’t, a new book designed by Rose gives you the chance to view each and everyone of of them.

Heathrow T5
Heathrow T5

To do so in person would take more than 16 hours, according to Art on the Underground.

Morden
Morden

The book, entitled Labyrinth: A Journey Through London¹s Underground, shows photographs of each labyrinth in situ by Belgian photographer Thierry Bal, alongside facts about the station that houses them and the area around it.

North Greenwich
North Greenwich

There are also essays responding to the sites and artworks by writers including Will Self, Marina Warner and Christian Wolmar.

Wimbledon
Wimbledon

Labyrinth: A Journey Through London¹s Underground by Mark Wallinger, edited by Louise Coysh, is published by Art / Books in association with Art on the Underground priced  £24.99

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