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May 13, 2013 9:34 AM   Subscribe

Transit Maps. Designer Cameron Booth's blog and review of transit maps, diagrams, design and artwork from all over the world.

Whether or not you agree with his assessments -- as a designer, he (unsurprisingly) has some general aesthetic preferences -- Booth's blog is a really fun way to explore all sorts of transit design, ranging from transit design classics to transit-inspired creative art to truly disastrous maps.

I know the first post is about one of his personal projects, but he only rarely posts about his own projects on this blog. His personal blog has more details on that kind of stuff -- Transit Maps is almost entirely focused on external designs.
posted by andrewesque (8 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's worth checking out Booth's proposed redesign of the DC Metro map.

Also related: The iterative design process of the new Moscow Metro map. (Booth likes it. The "steering wheel" interchange is just plain brilliant.)
posted by schmod at 10:19 AM on May 13, 2013


(Sidenote: The NYC subway map is a travesty, lacking both geographical accuracy and diagrammatic clarity. Vignelli's map, and the more modern Kick Map are both far more useful if you want to actually navigate the subway.)
posted by schmod at 10:22 AM on May 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


I see he has welcomed readers from Metafilter on his tumblr!

This is a great find; thanks!
posted by pointystick at 11:01 AM on May 13, 2013


The "steering wheel" interchange is just plain brilliant.

It is, isn't it. Every transit system should be hiring this guy for his designs.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:08 AM on May 13, 2013


He should cover the map of Montevideo's subway. It is fascinating
posted by the man of twists and turns at 11:57 AM on May 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


These are really neat. Needs an infrastructure tag ;)
posted by carter at 12:08 PM on May 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was ready to go full-umbrage over his smacktalk about the DC Metro map since (a) it's generally beloved here and (b) there have been a hell of a lot of redesigns proposed already, but damned if I wasn't impressed by his choices. Nice stuff.
posted by psoas at 12:18 PM on May 13, 2013


He should cover the map of Montevideo's subway. It is fascinating

There's a link to suggest new maps!
posted by andrewesque at 12:45 PM on May 13, 2013


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