According to Zero Per Zero, the subway line map is the symbol of city. In their series of railway system maps, the Seoul-based design firm manages to cover all of the basics (stations, important landmarks, etc.), but also focuses on the character of cities, e.g., paying homage to Milton Glaser in their map of New York and channeling the Japanese flag in their take on Tokyo. In other words, while these maps might serve a practical purpose, they’d also look good hanging on your apartment’s walls. Click through to see our favorites so far, and stay tuned: according to their website, more locations will be coming in the future.
New York City