Curvy Tube Map by Maxwell Roberts

From my London Underground Tube Diary - see a larger version here

  • tezzer57 8y

    I actually like that...
  • John Hatt 8y

    the actual scaled tube map is pretty cool as well.. wished they'd distribute it more and enable people to walk the streets between closely knitted stations..
  • Richard the Big Bunny 8y

    Is this curvy tube map closer to scale ... or just sexy? (-:
  • Doug Jardine 8y

    it's just sexy

    It would be interesting to carry on and go completely art-nouveau
  • Jim Unwin 8y

    A version half way between this and jhnhtt's link would be useful. Illustrating the relative distances between stations is more helpful then purely aesthetic curves.
  • John Hatt 8y

    defo, for first time travelers it must just feel like a colourful void of unspecific distances!
  • Owen Blacker 8y

    But the Beck diagram already is; this is merely a curvier version of it.

    I think it's beautifully elegant. And still nowhere near as nightmarishly confusing as that of the Paris Métro.
  • John Hatt 8y

    holey sh*t.. i bet people get lost down there for days!
  • Diana Grygo 8y

    Luv it!! And, I miss London...
  • Mark Grimwood 8y

    This actually makes more sense to me than the standard Harry Beck design.
  • Andrew 8y

    Excellent work
  • antisyzygy 7y

    It's got such a beautiful rhythm, hasn't it? The classic one has become such a design icon that it's sacrosanct, but don't you think that the the tube would be just a fractionally happier place if this one were on view all the time? Thanks for posting this.
  • Ben Patterson 7y

    Bah !

    this is old hat, the 'geographical tube map' has been around for years...

    Google it...
  • Annie Mole 7y

    Thanks pttrsnb - This map isn't trying to be a geographical Tube Map though. I'm well aware of the geographical Tube Map and wrote about it years ago before I began the blog.

    Interestingly the link you reference doesn't acknowledge the designer of that map - Simon Clarke.

    What Max is trying to do with this map is to produce something that's eaiser on the eye than the current map. He explains in the blog post in the description of the image or in the post for Max's Curvy Tube Map version 2
  • gbstellah 6y

    Why mend something that ain't broken? Beck's map works, it is popular, well-known (and copied) throughout the world
  • spookylabrador 6y

    An improvement, a map that follows the actual Tube is what's needed. Nice one.
  • RachelH_ 4y

    Thanks for putting this in the Londonist pool! We used it on a post today, credited and linked back.
  • `Novo.Chris´ 3y

    ¡Me gusta! ..
  • rmsoansphotography 2y

    Nope, prefer the Harry Beck design
  • blues 2y

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