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

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.

From Weekly Filet #279, in January 2020.

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).

From Weekly Filet #236, in June 2017.

Mini Metro Maps

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.

From Weekly Filet #222, in January 2017.

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.

From Weekly Filet #187, in December 2014.
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