Looking for London Underground Diagram Resources
September 3, 2007 6:00 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking to create a variation of the London Underground Map/Diagram. Are there any resources ie, tutorials or .ai templates that I can use to give me a head start?
posted by Sevenupcan to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
This Ask E.T. thread may be of interest. rodcorp's maps are a particularly useful for starting point for what you've got planned. Maybe drop him a line.
posted by caek at 6:22 AM on September 3, 2007

The typeface is called Johnston if that helps at all. (but you have to ask TfL if you want to use it publicly)
posted by corvine at 8:49 AM on September 3, 2007

Cheers, great resources! I don't suppose anyone has come across an illustrator file (.ai) for any of these maps have they? or maybe a tutorial on how to create one?
posted by Sevenupcan at 9:28 AM on September 3, 2007

There are PDFs of the maps on the TFL website. The lines and colours are all in there. I haven't checked, but I assume the type will have been converted to outline so you'll have to delete it totally if you want to change it. If you don't have Johnston, only a minority of people will be able to tell the difference between it and something like Gill Sans.

If you have to put something together yourself and you're particularly concerned with matching exact colours and spacing, the TFL website has this useful section on design standards.
posted by caek at 3:19 PM on September 3, 2007

Awesome, thanks everyone!
posted by Sevenupcan at 1:27 AM on September 4, 2007

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