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1 August 2013

Design Classic no.145a - The London Underground Map - Updated!


Greetings 'Design Classic' fans. I bring you an update to our incredibly popular post 'Design Classic No.145 - The London Underground Map'

Harry Beck's remarkable re-design of the traditional, topographic underground map into the schematic but readable map as we know today, may be superseded by a revolutionary (boom boom) new map by Max Roberts.

Max came up with the idea whilst integrating London's new Orbital Rail Link. Still following the schematic principal, Max's map introduces a circular element that simplifies complex junctions yet retains the classic Beck look:


compared to the current map:






Max's ideas are encapsulated here.

Max has applied his circular look to other underground systems too:

Paris:


NY:




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