I’m a freelance graphic designer, but before everything I’ve always been fascinated by metro systems, their diagrams (those are the maps with all stops, names, points of interest, etc.) and their meaning for a city.
So, I drafted quite a bunch of them – just for fun and to understand those networks better. And fair enough: I thought I could do a better job than most of the official ones out there.
The more I drew and studied them, the more I saw how different they are. I really saw they are more than a network, they are more than a map. I fully realised they are icons of city.
These diagrams are iconic indeed, but my interest was also drawn to their relation with reality. How do lines actually flow? Well, in my opinion, as pieces of art. In the way those lines flow and play together I see art. City art. Line art.