Potential Official Maps? Finalists for the new Moscow Metro Map
Further to my post regarding the unofficial “guerrilla” Moscow Metro map, Twitter correspondent @dars_dm has given me links to the maps produced by the three finalists in the official competition for a new Metro Map. I’ve reproduced them here for your edification. In order, they’re produced by Artemy Lebedev, Ilya Birman and Anton Mizinov and are all very strong in their own way.
I’ll confess that I’ve had a huge soft spot for the Lebedev map ever since I first came across it in 2010 and wrote this blog entry about it on my design blog — in what’s basically an embryonic Transit Maps post — wrongly identifying it as a new official map. In particular, I think his circular interchange symbols at major transfer stations are gorgeous, perfectly echoing the main Circle Line, which is such a distinctive feature of the Moscow Metro.
However, I’m interested in your thoughts (via comments, reblogs or answering this entry)… which of these three maps would you pick as your winner?