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Marxist Maps


I’ve been reading about Massimo Vignelli’s subway map of 1972.

“What happened below ground — that sequence of stops and connections — was supreme. It was as logically self-contained as Marxism. And, like Marxism, it soon ran afoul on the craggy ground of practical reality.”

I can’t really get enough of those Marxist map markers.

Good design is always simply for the people.