In all seriousness, this might be the best unsolicited redesign of something I've ever seen.
Seriously. I can't believe this isn't official.
Wow, unexpectedly amazing. Especially that timelapse video of the design process.
I like the map but I feel like the site makes it sound like it's an official redesign. I feel like you should probably clarify this if you don't want to confuse people.
Apart from that it's really clever. And the circle makes sense since Paris districts are already organized in a spiral.
Am I the only one that finds this redesign more confusing?
What did you try to do with the map?
Just look at it from a top-down overall perspective? Or did you try to make a use-case out of it where you were like "Okay I'm at station X now (assume there's a marker) and I want to get to station Y. Can I find that? How many trains will I have to take?"
I tried both approaches and it still looked like a big plate of spaghetti :/
Aesthetically more pleasing though, I guess...
I use the Paris metro every day and while this redesign is prettier to look at, it does not offer any more clarity in terms of navigation than the current metro map. The placement and shapes of the lines are way too detached from the real geographical locations. A tourist using this map would be lost as hell (more than they usually are).
Thanks for the insight!