Real Graphic Design Solutions: New Paris Metro Map

I have never been to Paris, but I have heard from several people that it can be quite the task to navigate.  The metro system of Paris can especially take some getting used to.

Aware of this predicament and ready to provide a solution, graphic designer Constantine Konovalov (and his team of designers) have released a new version of the Paris metro system that is a thing of beauty.

The goal of this project was to help people find their route more quickly.  A way that the design team helped accomplish this was to simplify the actual shapes of the routes.  The routes now appear as clean lines and sweeping arcs that more closely resembles a trendy piece of art instead of a metro map.

It took Konovalov and his team two years to complete the map.  This is certainly understandable since landmarks, sightseeing locations, and even future Metro developments are included on the map.  The only thing that is not unique about this map (when compared to a traditional metro map) is that the color scheme to represent the different trains of the metro line remained the same.

Unfortunately, this cool project is not officially the new metro map of Paris.  There are also no plans in place to replace the now-archaic looking Parisian map with this one, but this map is readily available for any user to download the map and use it to navigate their time in Paris:  http://metromap.fr/en.

Great news indeed for anybody planning a trip to Paris anytime soon.

 

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