(Pic) US Interstate System Remixed in the Style of the London Underground
Cameron Booth has created a redesigned map of the US Interstate System.
Cameron Booth has remixed the map of America’s interstate system in the style of the London Underground diagram. The rendering offers a new, clear perspective on a system that can sometimes look like a jumbled mess on traditional maps.
So that’s what I have set out to do. Drawing my cues from the original and best metro diagram, H.C. Beck’s wonderful London Underground diagram, I have rendered the Interstate system in a much simpler form. I have made the “major” highways (those divisible by 5) the framework of the map, with the “minor” highways reduced in importance and rendered as thinner grey lines. Even with these highways, a difference in the greys indicates whether they are even-numbered (west-east) or odd-numbered (north-south). Dots on the highways indicate interchanges: large dots where major highways meet other major highways, smaller dots where major meets minor and tiny dots where minor highways begin or end. A full key at the bottom indicates clearly where each highway begins and ends.