London designer Mark Noad had heard widespread criticism of the London Tube Map, so when he revamped the design of the London Underground map, he knew what needed to change. The new map design features lines and angles that are more geographically accurate, and he made sure it was just as easy to read the map on a screen as it is in print. The former map was previously designed by Harry Beck, who designed it before the London Underground system expanded. Noad’s redesign includes a new typeface, and uses 30 and 60-degree angles, where Beck’s design included only 45-degree angle, which got overlapped and confusing once new stations and infrastructure were added.
An interactive version is also available on this site, and is set to become an app with Apple in the near future.
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