Category Archives: Maps

Alternative Metro Mapping

The former lead designer for the Moscow Department of Transportation, Constantine Konovalov, and his team of graphic artists and animators at the Tetter-Totter-Tam Studio, has developed a brilliant alternative to RATP Paris’ official Metro map. After two and a half … Continue reading

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Data Visualization Is A Beautiful Thing

These wonderful graphic representations of air travel routes were based on 600,000 flight routes from 3,200 airports around the world. Swiss programmer Martin Grandjean utilized data from OpenFlights.org to create the graphics. Check out his fascinating website to learn more.

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Worth a trip just for the pastries

The newest travel guide from the media brand Monocle is devoted entirely to Austria’s grand capital of Vienna. Much like the previous eleven editions in the travel guide series, this book is divided into nine sections focusing on the usual … Continue reading

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Paris Gets Gify With It

The fun French internet-based art gallery Balibart has collaborated with PhenixDigital  to create the first outdoor exhibition of animated gifs in Paris. The show will be displayed on a network of 100 digital screens around the city, with a varied … Continue reading

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Back to Middle Earth

Last year, I posted on the surprise discovery of a previously unknown annotated map of Middle Earth that J.R.R. Tolkien had created while working on the 1970 reissue edition of The Lord of the Rings (Allen & Unwin). The map … Continue reading

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Would Harry Beck Approve ?

Literary map geeks rejoice—TfL has released a Shakespeare-themed Underground map just in time to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the bard’s passing tomorrow. The Tube lines have been cleverly renamed for Shakespearean characters, locations, plays, and themes. The map will … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name

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Last Stop Biscuit Town

I’m an avid follower of the Londonist blog, where I found the “Tube Map of Lost London”. The nostalgic, alternative map depicts once well known sites and neighborhoods that have been lost to history. Although even I’m old enough to … Continue reading

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Formulary for a new urbanism

Drawing on his interest in contemporary psychogeography and cartography, the British artist known as Fuller—aka Gareth Wood—spent a decade working on his London Town project. Created with black ink on cotton board, the intricately detailed illustrated map of Britain’s capital … Continue reading

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More Than The BBC

Like many of us in the Americas, graphic designer Tim Ritz is a huge fan of British television programs. He may be a bit more obsessed than the average TV viewer though. Ritz has used his extensive knowledge of British … Continue reading

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