when i came back from Barcelona – i thought – there’s 2 metro/subway maps that need updating… and those 2 are indeed Barcelona’s and Paris’s! Barcelona’s admittedly isn’t as bad as Paris’s map. But they’ve copy-cat-ed the faultless London Underground map style, without understanding that their subway maps also map out train-lines too. this makes it super confusing, esp. in a different language such as Spanish! so you can imagine how stoked i was to find this: i think it’s time we re-invited the subway map… again!
I believe it’s pretty safe to say that a lot of folks including myself, are very affectionate about Vignelli’s subway map. Both he and Harry Beck established the design direction that came to be used for most of the current day subway maps including this version by the Triboro team.