Radical Maps

A few days ago The Boston Egotist mentioned these maps by Radical Cartography.

Make sure you click to enlarge each image; there’s a huge amount of detail in each.

For those not familiar, the MBTA currently uses this map:

Via Radical Cartography:

I’m not convinced that subway maps need to be “abstract,” with massive distortion and nothing but forty-five degree angles, especially for small systems like Boston’s. Showing parks, the water, and town boundaries is easy to do.

I bought this map design for a friend last Christmas; I might give it to myself this year. Designed by Ork Posters.

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