Saturday, March 6, 2010

World Metro Map Art

world map canvas
Here is my interpretation of a World Metro Map, with cities around the world linked in the style of a metro system map. The design leans more towards the realistic style (New York Subway Map) rather than schematic style (London Underground Map). I felt this makes it visually appealing yet still easily recognizable.

The downside of taking the more realistic approach was evident in the dense area of Europe. It was difficult to choose the cities for this region due to the limited space available. Whilst some locations didn't make it to the finished artwork, I feel that the major historic cities of Europe are well represented.

Available for sale!

I've made this artwork available for sale on a number of specialized art sites, including,, and

It's available in a wide range of formats, such as stretched ready-to-hang canvas, rolled canvas, fine art print or simple poster. All in a wide variety of sizes and prices. They all dispatch worldwide, although zazzle has country specific websites and redbubble is UK based. The other two are US based. They all offer a variety of different formats.

Here are the direct links to this artwork on those sites...

A detailed look

You can see a larger view of this artwork on here on flickr

Below are some close-up detail views of the World Metro Map Artwork.

In a bit of a twist on my original, I've also done a inverted / negative version which you can see below. This is available at

world map canvas

Some more of my world maps

Here is a selection of some of world map canvas prints and map art which i have for sale at

Urban Watercolor World Map Canvas

world map canvas

World Map Canvas Paint Splashes

map of the world map canvas art

World Map Canvas Light Painting

world map canvas light painting

Abstract World Map Canvas

abstract map of the world map canvas

Text Map of the World Canvas

text words map of the world map canvas

World City Map Canvas

world city map canvas

Thrown Paint World Map Canvas


  1. Hey Mike the flickr link is telling me the photo's been deleted… Shrunk version looks good though!

  2. Thanks for the heads up - i've redone the link so it's working now. And many thanks for your comments.

  3. looks good
    only a little thing..check spelling of Sydney

  4. Cheers climbdg5 - Sydney now correct!

  5. Wow this pictures are amazing :) I must say this is a really unique idea to turn this normal boring metro maps into a fine art! Very nicely done!
    I was looking for Metro maps and found this site.
    Still, I am impressed.
    Regards, Matej

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