Belgrade-born, Paris-based architect and map designer Jug Cerovic has created a brilliant system called !NAT which harmonizes transport network maps from around the world with unifying principles. Cerovic’s clever maps are easy to read and navigate, with crowded city centers enlarged to make room for complex lines and multiple stations. They also use a standard symbol set applied to each city’s system: line colors, station symbols and labeling. All of the text labeling uses both Latin and local language characters. The fonts are chosen to be legible on large format map displays and foldable pocket maps too.
Beginning with Paris, Cerovic has completed 12 system maps with more to follow. The maps are currently available for purchase online in 3 sizes and there will be smartphone apps in the future.