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A Vignelli-Inspired Map Designed to Make the Least Amount of People Mad

One designer thinks his version of the notorious 1972 subway map wouldn't bother as many New Yorkers.
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Max Roberts

There's no transit map in North America as polarizing as the one Massimo Vignelli made more than 40 years ago for New York City. MTA riders say it was confusing. Designers say it may have just been too beautiful for this world. 

Max Roberts, a subway map enthusiast who has designed nearly a dozen unofficial MTA diagrams in recent years, thinks he's come up with a compromise: