Minsk Metro Map

Assignment: design a Minsk Metro map for other cities to be jealous of.

The centre

The main idea was to show the centre thoroughly and to simplify the rest. In the central part of the city, landmarks, parks, the river, streets and the location of the station exits are shown. This makes the map evenly dense, attractive for tourists and useful for the locals. Trees and bridges are given special love. The buildings are highly detailed, but shown in calm colours to not obstruct the main information layer.

Line being built

The label of the green line that is under construction, which is denoted by a neat dot pattern, also includes the planned year of completion.

Legend

The legend is nowhere to be found on the map: all non-obvious elements are labeled in-place.

Index

To keep the map clean from the coordinate grid and facilitate the station lookup, the station index is relying on “Compass” system, first used in my Moscow Metro map of 2013. To find a station, just look in the direction of an arrow.

The map will look great both in train carriages and in booklets. Art director – Ilya Birman. Designers – Ivan Zviahin and Konstantin Evstratenko.

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