The Weekly Filet brings you the five best links of the week, every Friday. Making sense of the big issues of our time (with a healthy dose of serendipity and nerdiness). Curated by journalist David Bauer.

New York’s Subway Map Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

The New York Times

A fascinating ride (like, literally) along the evolution of NYC’s subway map. Lots of interesting factoids, my favourite: The initial designer rode the length of every train line with his eyes closed, feeling the curve of each track and then drawing the path he perceived in his sketchbook.

Published in Weekly Filet #279

Monument Valley II

Arguably the most beautiful and mind-bending game to ever hit the smartphone is back with a sequel (if you’d like to contest this appraisal of mine, I’m all ears).

Published in Weekly Filet #236

Mini Metro Maps

Transit Oriented

A thing of beauty from graphic designer Peter Dovak: 220 metro and light rail systems from around the world, shrunken and simplified. Reminds me of Mini Metro, a game I’m currently in a love-hate relationship with.

Published in Weekly Filet #222

Design Explosions: Mapping on iOS


Agreed, a detailed comparison of Google Maps and Apple Maps doesn’t exactly sound like an exciting read. That’s why I read these things for you first. And trust me, this one is worth your time.

Published in Weekly Filet #187