Urban Planner Transforms Public Transit Maps Into Art

Kirstin Fawcett
Neil Freeman
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Urban planning is both an art and a science, but in the poster below (shared by CityLab), it’s simply art. Created by artist and urban planner Neil Freeman,  the roughly 29-inch by 23-inch work depicts 140 transit systems from around the world, ranging from largest to smallest. Look closely at the monochromatic lines and squiggles, and try to guess which tiny picture represents your local subway routes. To view more of Freeman’s projects (you might remember his 2014 map that illustrated America’s 50 states with equal populations) or to purchase the subway systems poster for $20, check out his website, Fake Is the New Real.

[h/t CityLab]

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