The World's Best Alternative Subway Maps

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What good for London is not bon for Paris. After Harry Beck, the father of modern subway cartography, designed the now iconic London Underground map, he turned his attentions to Paris. Without a commission or even a request, he offered the Paris Metro an elegant, schematic version of their map, excising landmarks and sticking to the clean, colorful basics. The response was an unequivocal non, and the Paris map, with some modifications, remains geographical to this day.

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