The New York City subway map is an elaborate piece of art, but have you ever wondered what it would like when influenced by concentric circles? Now you can, thanks to psychologist Max Roberts. Roberts, who offers lectures at the University of Essex, is a wizard with schematic mapping who has done the same for a London tube map. He figured he'd try his hand at New York City.

             

Despite taking the time to craft the maps, Roberts told Gothamist he didn't think the system would work well for the city. "New York shouldn't work in this style at all, it is a grid city, not a radial city, and you can see which parts I got into a fight with, but overall it is quite striking," he said.

So what if it will never work, it's aesthetically pleasing, right?

[via Gothamist]