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In pictures: an Instagrammer is capturing the patterns of the tube

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Rosie Percy
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What did you see on your commute today? We bet not much, apart from an endless sea of shoes and the occasional armpit that you were pushed into as you squeezed your way onto the Central line.

As most of us are avoiding eye contact at any cost, Instagrammer Andy Williams has been exploring underground to capture the patterns of the tube that most of us will walk past without ever noticing. 

 

A photo posted by Tube Patterns (@tube_patterns) on


 

 

A photo posted by Tube Patterns (@tube_patterns) on


Andy started the project earlier this year to capture the art and design that millions of us walk past everyday but never actually notice. He says there are hundreds (if not thousands) of examples of fantastic design steeped in history that are hidden in plain sight, that he hopes to showcase. 

 

A photo posted by Tube Patterns (@tube_patterns) on

 

 

A photo posted by Tube Patterns (@tube_patterns) on


As well as more unusual patterns on the Underground, Andy also captures ones that are more iconic.


 

 

A photo posted by Tube Patterns (@tube_patterns) on

 

 

A photo posted by Tube Patterns (@tube_patterns) on



 

A photo posted by Tube Patterns (@tube_patterns) on

 Andy hopes the continue his project to inspire Londoners to look around a little more on their daily commute. He says:

'Every station, tube, stairwell and concourse is a potential art gallery across the entire city with patterns and designs to be discovered that make your journey that little bit more interesting.'

 

A photo posted by Tube Patterns (@tube_patterns) on

 

A photo posted by Tube Patterns (@tube_patterns) on

 

A photo posted by Tube Patterns (@tube_patterns) on


So look up from your lap and take a peek around the tube. Don't worry – you can still avoid eye contact.

Follow Andy's discovery of tube patterns on Instagram

Talking of commuting – did you hear that the number of buses on Oxford Street could be cut in half

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