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New York’s Subway Map Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

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  1. Sahasrahla
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    With the designer drawing the curves in the lines by literally feeling them as he rode at first I was wondering, wouldn't there be plans or records that could be more accurate? But then it...

    With the designer drawing the curves in the lines by literally feeling them as he rode at first I was wondering, wouldn't there be plans or records that could be more accurate? But then it explained that it was a solution to riders feeling confused and it clicked with me that representing the subjective experience of someone riding the train was more important than geographic accuracy. A good example of keeping in mind what you're really trying to represent and help with in design.

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  2. JXM
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    This is the kind of good storytelling that I wish more journalism engaged in.

    This is the kind of good storytelling that I wish more journalism engaged in.

    5 votes
  3. envy
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    From 1908 to 1979, the British underground map transformed from a geographically accurate map to the iconic "tidied up" style we are familiar with today. You can see that history here. BART seemed...

    From 1908 to 1979, the British underground map transformed from a geographically accurate map to the iconic "tidied up" style we are familiar with today. You can see that history here.

    BART seemed to pick up on the iconic "tidied up" style of the British underground in 1975, went back to geographically accurate, before settling on the current style. You can see that here

    New York subway map was redesigned in 1979, and it looks to my uneducated eye like the British Underground map heavily influenced their design.

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  4. CuteRacoon
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    Really interesting and beautifully animated.

    Really interesting and beautifully animated.

    1 vote