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Rail & Subway Map of Central Tokyo / A hybrid route and city map for short-term visitors

Rail & Subway Map of Central Tokyo
Rail & Subway Map of Central Tokyo

Discipline: Communication

Discipline: Communication

The R & S Map provides quick access to this complex city, and is of particular use to short-term visitors.
Conventional route maps function only as route-finders and have been made obsolete by today’s digital information systems. The R & S Map, on the other hand, serves as an orientation guide and gives a good conceptual view of the city. Tokyo’s train stations, rather than its streets, are the important feature of the city. For this reason, because the R & S Map shows all lines and stations as well as geographic information, such as parks, islands, etc. in relative position to each other, it is possible to get the idea of a schematized city map.

Client / Manufacturer

Vollmer Design

Vollmer Design
Tokyo, Japan

Design

Vollmer Design

Vollmer Design
Tokyo, Japan

Yoshiko Tajima, Ansgar Vollmer