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(Humans Invent)   The designer of the London tube map turned cartography on its head...breaking all design rules...the map is now one of the most iconic images in the world   ( humansinvent.com) divider line
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8148 clicks; posted to Geek » on 04 May 2012 at 2:06 PM (6 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-05-04 06:33:32 PM  
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I had lived in London for about a week before I realised it was quicker to walk from Leicester Sq to Covent Garden.

I also lost count the amount of times I had to explain to tourists above ground that the station they had just exited was nowhere near the other one they wanted to get to which was close, according to the tube map.

On a side note - before the internet, everyone I knew who lived in London carried an A-Z with them. Basically a paperback book with maps of central London.
2012-05-04 02:23:29 PM  
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I'd really rather have both. I like having a geographic map before I hop on a train so I can figure out where I am, where I want to go, and what the best route to take is, then get a diagramatic map while on the train so I know which stops will get me where I want to go.

But, like, that 1913 map they show doesn't look dauting or confusing at all, so maybe this really is just something only people a very small niche get excited about?
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