Simple. Beautiful. Stunning.
This is like perfection to my OCD, organization and mapping obsessed design brain.
I love the differences between the right side layout of these two cities. The New York City grid I love (and appreciate daily) becomes so very straightforward and dull when you restructure it like this, where the intricacies of the Paris city plan become far more evident and endearing. Its hard to find much evidence of any right angles at all.
These and many other maps were designed by Armelle Caron, a French artist and designer. The series is entitled Anagrammes graphiques de plans de villes and includes seven cities - Berlin, Istanbul, New York, Tamarac, Paris, Le Havre & Montpellier. Also check out some of his other work.