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'Totally Accurate, Totally Useless,' but Stunning Subway Posters

New York may never stop arguing over how to make the perfect subway map, but one man’s pursuit has at least made for some beautiful designs.
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Andrew Lynch

Andrew Lynch, a CUNY Hunter alum with a degree in geography, was originally interested in mapping out possible expansions to New York City’s MTA system while creating something geographically accurate. But after making such maps, Lynch tells CityLab, “I found that the shapes of the lines began to interest me by themselves.”

A truly complete subway map, he explains, “would be cluttered and difficult to read.” So instead, Lynch now has a series of posters that isolate each line.