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The NYC Subway Map, By Allan Keyes, with additional content by Sam Taylor

5 Aug

August 5, 2013

Behold! Your new NYC Subway Map!

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I think it’s kind of spiffy myself. No, it’s not geographically accurate by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s very pleasing to look at.  Just from a style perspective, it beats the old and busted current NYC Subway map:

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I mean yeah, the new map will probably require total strangers with raging b.o. leaning over you in the subway car to stare at it for 15 minutes while they get their bearings, but look at the bright side! Well, whenever you think of what the bright side would be, look on it. And tell me as well. I still think it’s ok to suffer for art like this though.

Trivia question: Remember the “RR” train?

Now I’ll do the hack thing and put up some cool pics of various-era NYC subway maps:

Turn of the Century style:

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1990s’ Party-Rock Style:

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1980’s style: (Mets win the World Series YAYYY!)

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1970s ULTRA MOD

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Swinging 60’s

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1950’s style:

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And the one that started it all!

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Bonus Trivia: Remember THIS???

 

And finally…..the world on the brink of the Metrocard

 

 

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