We've seen NYC subway maps made of concentric circles. We've seen NYC subway maps made to look like Washington, D.C.'s. We've seen NYC subway maps created by Italian designer Massimo Vignelli. But we've never seen one that's quite so easy to understand (for tourists and stuff; obviously, everybody reading this understands the subways just fine) as this one, created by Serbia-born, Paris-based architect Jug Cerovic. Cerovic has redesigned the subway maps for a dozen major cities using a set of guidelines he developed that involve enlarging city centers to space out the big jumbles of lines and stations, keeping all lines vertical, horizontal, or 45 degrees, and limiting most lines to no more than five bends. This system, he says, can work to distill each city's subway system to its basic shape.
· This Architect Has Painstakingly Standardized the World's Subway Maps [The Atlantic Cities]
· Cool Map Things [Curbed]