Pick memorial unveiled at Piccadilly Circus

A MEMORIAL to London Transport chief executive officer Frank Pick’s iconic designs, which have influenced London travel since 1906, was unveiled at Piccadilly Circus station on November 7.

The centrepiece of the newly unveiled Beauty Immortality artwork marking the 75th anniversary of the death of Frank Pick. THIERRY BAL/TFL
The centrepiece of the newly unveiled Beauty Immortality artwork marking the 75th anniversary of the death of Frank Pick. THIERRY BAL/TFL

BAFTA-winning and Turner Prize-nominated artist duo Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell were commissioned to produce the new large-scale contemporary artwork, called Beauty Immortality, by Art on the Underground (Transport for London’s official art programme) and the
London Transport Museum.

The display, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of Pick’s death, features a 4ft 6in diameter roundel and a 6ft 6in high text of solid bronze letters in Johnston font, which was commissioned by Pick in 1915 and is still used across the capital’s transport network today.

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