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Autumn 2010, two Japanese Manga artists, Chie Kutsuwada and Inko decided to start personification of tube stations in London.

Here in GoGo Metro!, you might have a chance to meet your local station in person...?!

Check out who they are and what they're up to!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

#INKtober 30 - Farringdon & Blackfriars

Today's #INKtober is Farringdon & Blackfriars!
Halloween is coming! So I thought it would be suitable to put Farringdon here.
Why? Because he has got the most spooky air of all stations.
Just look at Blackfriars' face trying to avoid having an eye contact.  XD
Just keep your socks on when you visit him, otherwise...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

#INKtober 29 - Kew Gardens

Today's #INKtober is Kew Gardens!
The name is from the royal botanic garden near the station. She's a graceful princess, changes her hair decoration season to season, it definitely worth visiting her every season, to not miss all her beauty!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

#INKtober 28 - Oxford Circus & Green Park

Today's #INKtober is Oxford Circus & Green Park!
Close to a big shopping district & a palace, they had tons of history being tube stations!
Christmas lights at Oxford Circus, and Bonfire at Green Park, they're still busy in winter time!
Let's hope this Christmas will be a good one...

Monday, October 27, 2014

#INKtober 27 - Brixton

Today's #INKtober is Brixton!
Fairly "young" and characteristic station is here!
He's getting more & more cultural & intelligent every year but oh, how much he loves puns & jokes! When you visit him, please have a look on his tile art "the tons of bricks".

#INKtober 26 - Charing Brothers again!

Today’s #INKtober is Charing Brothers!
Charing Cross is reaching out for an appeal that he wants to be your friends, but his way of showing affection is a bit odd that you might find him eccentric.
Normally his brother Embankment has got a good care of him, but at the moment their connection is bad, which mean, who would get a control of Charing Cross!?

#INKtober 25 - Embankment & Victoria

Today’s #INKtober is Embankment and Victoria. They have lovely river side walk way called Victoria Embankment, and gardens called Victoria Embankment Gardens.
They share the same interests on gardening and boating.

#INKtober 24 - Charing Brothers

Today’s #INKtober is Embankment & Charing Cross aka The Charing Brothers! Look how complicated their history is! Sure none of their friends remember which name is which!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

#INKtober 23 - Bank & Waterloo

Today’s #INKtober is Bank & Waterloo!
Yes, you can call the pair “Waterloo & City line”, which is the line only has got 2 stops, which is these guys.  Intimate? Oh yes!
Waterloo trying to be posing together with Bank though being shy. Come on Bank, smile~

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

#INKtober 22 - B;ackfriars

Today's #INKtober is Blackfriars!
He sometimes shows a bit outer space feeling between friendly chat.
Especially when he passionately sending an envious gaze upon Bank & Waterloo.
Yes, he wants to join in their 'Waterloo & City relationship'. You will, someday, Blackfriars!

Have a look of Blackfriars with solar pales are installed...
Isn't he such a beauty?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

#INKtober 21 - Piccadilly Circus

Today's #INKtober is Piccadilly Circus!
Cute, active, and sometimes cynical... She looks young, but believe me, she's NOT. (born in 1906)
Eros is the most famous meeting spot, when you visit her, try hold on to your friends tightly to not lose them on sight.

Monday, October 20, 2014

#INKtober 20 - Bank

Today's #INKtober is Bank!
He who in charge of money of England, used to be called "City", both very straight forward name, yes, there is no space for fancy names, a bank in city is a bank in a city, that's all. Waterloo is the best mate for him among all stations, hence they have a special way of communicating, which buys Blackfriars envy.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

#INKtober 19 - Charing Cross

Today's #INKtober is Charing Cross!
He is a brother of Embankment,  Charing Cross is not really sociable one in the brothers.
Between Charing brothers, there is 'a thing' going on, so they're not talking at the moment, but I believe soon they'll be together again! (Northen & Bakerloo llines are not stopping at Embankment station in 2014)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

#Inktober 18 - Embankment

Today's #INKtober is Embankment!
Mr. nice guy but no one can correctly remember his name, because he changed too many times!!!
Charing Cross [1870] → Embankment[1906] →Charing Cross (Embanment) [1914]→ Charing Cross [1915]→ Charing Cross Embankment[1974] then finally named Embankment[1976].

His brother Charing Cross doesn't even looks like himself, but constantly people mixed up their names.

Friday, October 17, 2014

#INKtober 17 - Oxford Circus

Today's #INKtober is Oxford Circus!
She was named after the world famous junction directly above her which is a hugely commercialised shopping area and has got a record of the highest pedestrian volumes.
Yes she is the one of the busiest stations.
Why two separated station buildings? Well her life is a bit complicated, her ego & alter ego were competing each other which to take her body over...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

#Inktober 16 - Waterloo again!

Today's #INKtober is Waterloo!!
He's famous his grand station entrance arch, which is WW1 memorial for railway workers who deceased in the war. Worth having a look!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

#INKtober 15 - Covent Garden

Today's #INKtober is Covent Garden!

He used to be such a famous fruit & vegetable market, where people gather, hence full of histories, cultures, and troubles too. There were London's first professional police force. Come to London? Worth visiting him, definitely.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

#INKtober 14 - Angel

Today's #INKtober is Angel!
Yes, it is a station name and once it was also a name of a coaching inn that dates from at least 1638.
Try his longest escalators in all Tube stations of 197 feet (60 m) to feel how deep you go!

Monday, October 13, 2014

#INKtober 13 - Warren Street

Today's #INKtober is Warren Street!
He used to be known as "Euston Road" in 1907 then changed to the current name Warren Street in following year but you can still see the tiling of the old name at Northern Line platform.
Capricious? No, he's just... uh...some kind of genius.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

#INKtober 12 - Sloane Square

A girl gives you a boyish impression - Today's #inktober is Sloane Square!
She's airy talk is very charming, but actually a brave & down to earth personality in there.
Her relationship with Hackney doesn't seem to go anywhere yet. :P

Saturday, October 11, 2014

#INKtober 11 - Victoria

Today's #INKtober is a portrait of Victoria!
Now she has a massive innovation on her station body, it will be revealed in 2018.
Till then no escalator or lift between over ground & Tube station... sob...

Friday, October 10, 2014

#INKtober 10 - Leicester Sq!

Today's #INKtober is Leicester Sq!!
Come chill out at the square with Shakespeare statue and how about watching a latest film at one of the cinemas at there?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

#INKtober 9 - Green Park

Today's inktober is Green Park!
He is a quite important transfer station in central London.
I recommend people to have a look of his entrance with Urban Fossils!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

#INKtober 8 - Embankment & Victoria

Oh what a lovely couple...?
Embankment & Victoria portraited together.
By the way Victoria Embankment garden is very soothing and chilling, recommend you to visit sometimes. :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

#INKtober 7 - King's Cross & St. Pancras

7th #INKtober is King's Cross & St. Pancras, the mysterious duo,October is their month, best matching costumes for Halloween...

Monday, October 6, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

#inktober 3 - Waterloo & Bank

Today's ink drawing is: Waterloo & Bank!
A special atmosphere they create when they are together buys Blackfriars' envy...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

#inktober 2 - Waterloo!

An October inking project, #inktober second day is Waterloo's portrait!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Go! Go! Metro! also joins inktober project!

Go! Go! Metro! also joins #inktober project,
which artists upload inked drawings in October using tag #inktober.

The first one has just started with Baker Street portrait! :D