The latest addition to the Art on the Underground scheme by artist Michael Landy has been unveiled.
It will be the new cover of the pocket Tube map.
Perhaps, a bit of art is sometimes needed amongst the cut and thrust of the daily commute.
Or, as the poet James Oppenheim wrote:
Our lives shall not be sweated from birth until life closes;
Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses!
There's more information on the scheme here.
For the more utilitarian amongst you, I have asked about the costs. For this year the whole project is £400,000.
Transport for London (TfL) said: "Art on the Underground seeks to enrich the journeys of over 3.5m customers each day with world class art projects.
"In the year 2011/2012 the cost of planning, developing and implementing around 10 to 15 projects with a huge audience is expected to be around £400,000 (supplemented by grants from the Arts Council). We continue to seek additional sponsorship."