Tag Archives: Paris metro

Windows on History

I’m a sucker for “then & now” photo mash-ups like this wonderful series of Parisian scenes. These images of Paris, all taken between 1871 and 1968, were then re-photographed at the exact spot and from the same angle. The series … Continue reading

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plus dans le Metro

Meanwhile, back in the Metro…

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Visites Des Catacombes

During recent renovations at the Paris Trinité-d’Estiennes d’Orves Metro station, workers uncovered vintage posters from the early 1950s, hidden for six decades. The RATP will be restoring the find and adding the posters to its archives.

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Walking Paris

We have recently seen the clever annotation of maps for the London Underground and the New York City subway system that indicate walking times between transit stations. Now, Paris transit planner Guillaume Martinetti has created a similar map using information from … Continue reading

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Metro Feminine

French artist Silvia Radelli noticed that very few Paris Metro stations were named after women. Her clever project Métroféminin remedies the sexist situation with an alternative map of the Paris Metro system. Her renamed stations celebrate everyone from Josephine Baker … Continue reading

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Craving Cartographic Clarity

designing metropolitan subway system maps to make them easily understood for both locals and visitors is a challenge for any graphic designer or cartographer. It’s equally challenging to create city transit maps that reflect a municipal identity. Zero Per Zero, … Continue reading

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