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If you find something transfixing and lovely about public transportation maps then you’re not alone. You can now buy a notecard with the Washington, D.C. Metro System on it, or a pint glass with Brooklyn, NY bike routes on it, or a tee-shirt of the London Underground. All these maps (and many more from many different cities) are denuded of their text labels and so exist as beautiful, vaguely recognizable semi-organic forms—urban fractals, maybe. These all come from LinePosters, which “sells modern, graphic interpretations of popular city transit systems.” They all look really sharp, to my eye.
Find just the right gear you’re looking for from among the many different products featuring many different transit maps that they have available at lineposters.com.+