Transit Maps of the World book -- sheer subway-porn

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8 Responses to “Transit Maps of the World book -- sheer subway-porn”

  1. donnamatrix says:

    Well, that’s just full of awesome. I just pre-ordered a copy for my parents who have the rather odd distinction of being transit buffs. :)

  2. Janelle says:

    We may have HopStop and Google Transit now, but there’s something great about finding your way around a city using only subway maps. Sort of like urban exploring I guess. Of course, I tend to always wait until I’m actually on the subway to look for them, which can be a problem…

  3. mellowknees says:

    My inner map nerd is freaking out.

  4. ckd says:

    I have his Metro Maps of the World; it’s an absolutely wonderful book. Transit Maps of the World sounds like a (possibly expanded, certainly updated) US edition.

    It’s organized in “zones”, with the more major systems getting four pages, second-tier systems two, then one, then half a page, and on into the small ones that get a paragraph or two.

    For real fun, though, see this map of the world’s metro systems as stations on the London Underground. It’s a shame you can’t actually take the subway from Boston to London (with changes at New York and Rotterdam).

  5. HouseofJules says:

    I posted something on my blog about this book last Wednesday (basically that I was drooling over it) and the author sent me a fantastic email back, which I also posted on this past Saturday (10/27). He’s VERY funny. Check it out here:
    House of Jules

    Jules

  6. Simon Greenwood says:

    NEED.

    I love subways and subway maps. I can only hope that it’s coffee table sized, with the screw in legs and everything.

  7. lluisanunez says:

    Inspired on the Tokio metro map there is this “Web Trend Map 2007″ both aesthetically pleasing and interesting as information representation:

    http://www.informationarchitects.jp/webtrends2007

    (download the DinA3 PDF)

  8. lluisanunez says:

    Inspired on the Tokio metro map there is this “Web Trend Map 2007″ both aesthetically pleasing and interesting as information representation:

    http://www.informationarchitects.jp/webtrends2007

    (download the DinA3 PDF)

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