German Abts, who lives and works in the U.K, is the 23rd artist to have their work grace the cover of the map since its inception in 2004. Other artists who have had their work feature on the map include Yayoi Kusama and Tracey Emin.

Untitled, Tomma Abts, Tube Map cover, 2016 Photo: Benedict Johnson Untitled, Tomma Abts, Tube Map cover, 2016 Photo: Benedict Johnson

Untitled, Tomma Abts, Tube Map cover, 2016 Photo: Benedict Johnson Untitled, Tomma Abts, Tube Map cover, 2016 Photo: Benedict Johnson

Untitled, Tomma Abts, Tube Map cover, 2016 Photo: Benedict Johnson Untitled, Tomma Abts, Tube Map cover, 2016 Photo: Benedict Johnson

Abts' cover is a minimalist geometric work on paper which uses the iconic London Underground tube line colours. Abts' works are meticulously constructed as she works from no preliminary sketches or studies, instead, her process includes over-painting and reworking images in which she interlocks lines, shape and colour.

Tomma Abts Image via the Guardian Tomma Abts
Image via the Guardian

Abts won the Turner Prize in 2006, after she had been living in London since 1995, working in a studio in Clerkenwell.

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