In February this year, I set myself the task of redesigning Washington, D.C.’s ubiquitous Metro Map (read my original blog post here). What began as a simple design exercise (mainly to see just how different I could make the diagram look) has grown into something much bigger: my design has appeared on DC blogs and newspapers and has generated a lot of public discussion. Many people have asked for posters, and – finally – here they are.
Now sold out.
The keen-eyed amongst you may notice a few changes from my original version of the map. Making use of the extra space the poster size gave, I have introduced the “kink” in the Silver Line around Tysons Corner, and have spaced out the stations on the western end of the Orange Line a little further.
I have also removed any elements that I had copied from the original WMATA map, as well as the logos for Metro, Amtrak, VRE and MARC, none of which I have the rights to use commercially. It’s a little less authentic, but a whole heap more legal!