This is a strip map of one of the lines in Alon Levy’s spectacular Lagos Metro crayon map, which I’ve wanted to do a proper map of basically since it came out but haven’t been able to come up with a design language that works for it. This thing is, obviously, in the style of Oran Viriyincy’s future map of Bangkok and the shiny new official map of the Osaka subway. Mmmmm. Parisine.
I’m cautiously optimistic about this look right now. Station numbering is definitely essential in a system this complicated, and placing the station number within the station symbol itself actually makes sense for what I’m thinking of doing with this network. Bit less sold on the train and airport symbols, though. Also, although outlining local/express service patterns this way looks great for this line, for two of the others it won’t be so simple.
Anyway, this is a thing. I’ve only had the headspace necessary to do strip maps lately, but perhaps next year that’ll change.