Peter Dovak descibes himself as "a lifelong transit nerd who recently began channeling that passion into graphic design."
He has designed miniature versions of 220 maps - the above image for instance is of London.
Here are the rest (you may be scrolling a while):
Peter told indy100 it had been very exciting to see the response to his maps:
The maps were all created by hand in Adobe Illustrator. There was no special coding algorithm used; I am very bad with coding languages. As such, I doubt there will be an app related to them but I am open to collaborating with other app designers.
I wanted to use the official maps and colours from each system, but some were very hard to locate. It was difficult to find some of the maps from non-English-speaking countries, particularly ones which very recently added new lines.
It was also difficult to draw a line on which systems to include - to keep the scope not too daunting, I decided to limit the scope to just 'heavy rail' (metro / subway / tube) and 'light rail' rapid transit systems - which meant leaving out things like trams/streetcars and commuter/intercity rail lines. This upset some people, particularly some Australian cities such as Sydney which has a very metro-like commuter rail network, and Brisbane which has an extensive and popular tram system.
The most interesting map to recreate was the most complicated one - Seoul.
It was very challenging to squeeze in every line possible into such a small space. All of the extremely complex ones were an interesting challenge.
We asked him which city and rail network were his favourites. Peter told us:
It's hard to pick a favorite. The subway systems in Japan are always very impressive. I am also fond of Toronto and Montreal, where I visited just recently. I also adapted these maps into a way to display my personal ticket collection.
Adapted those mini metro maps into a fun new way to display my ticket collection https://t.co/LdSb8LTWur