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Graphic Designer Turns Transit Networks Around The World Into Minimalist Maps
By Izza Sofia, 19 May 2017
These illustrations of the world’s subway systems by American graphic designer and self-professed transit nerd Peter Dovak are not just marvelous, they are also eye-opening.
Called ‘220 Mini Metros’, the series comprises of 220 metro and light rail systems from cities large and small that have been “shrunken and simplified” into minimal line drawings enclosed in a circle.
Some renderings feature just a single line or loop, as is the case in places like Hefei, China, Birmingham, and Glasgow, while others resemble a circuit board, like those of Seoul and Paris. They paint a fascinating picture of how different cities address and adapt to the needs of public transportation.
Each illustration follows a set of requirements: lines and spaces between parallel lines must be of a standardized width, while diagonals must be angled at 45 degrees. Prints of the full set of Mini Metros as well as mugs are available for purchase here. For more of his work, head to his website.
[via My Modern Met]
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