It’s been a while since I last updated this site, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working on some new transit projects. I also managed to finish my Ph.D, so there’s that.
Most recently, I’ve been working on an improved map for the Detroit Department of Transportation bus service. Read more about it here and see the small preview below. DDOT has made huge strides lately in improving their service; one challenge has been the frequent rollout of new services while I was working on the layout! The map isn’t done in terms of detailing, but I thought I’d share the general layout and design ideas now. Let me know if you have any feedback with a comment!
The Beijing-focused project referenced in a post below is on a back burner for now, but something still near and dear to my heart as it combines transit and language. Hope to have more on that front soon.
I’ve also switched to Affinity Designer
It looks like my Detroit Metro map has started getting some ink online again. Welcome to anyone who’s new to this site. I’m a little busy right now trying to finish a PhD, but rest assured neither the maps nor the bigger ideas behind them have been abandoned despite the lack of updates here.
A quick post to say that I’ve uploaded a more recent version of my Detroit Metro map to its page here. I’ve moved the Ambassador Line to improve the intersection at Royal Oak, taken a couple small suggestions as far as station names, and made a few other minor alterations.
I’m also getting to work on a new metro map. Not exactly a fantasy map, though some of the lines aren’t yet built. Here’s an early little shot of the layout. Things like the station indicators might change. Yes, it’s Beijing. Yes, there’s going to be a fun twist to it 😉
Many thanks to Windsor Morning for giving me the chance to talk about my Detroit Metro fantasy map! If you’re looking for more about the map and how I designed it, click here or use the menu at the top. You can also listen to the original interview.
A bit late for me to post this, but a great piece was posted at Wired Science on Wednesday that includes 13 amazing fantasy transit maps from around the United States. I’m honored to say that mine was one of them. They all deserve your time and the writeup is well done, so take a look at the post here! And special thanks to the folks at DETROITography for making this happen!
Here it is – a revised version of my Detroit Metro concept. Visit the map-specific page for a lot more about this map and the process of creating it. And if you’re from Detroit / southeast Michigan and have a suggestion for the map, let me know in the comments below.
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Here’s an inverted color version. What do you think?
I’ve posted my old Detroit fantasy map and a new Kalamazoo fantasy map. Check them out! The new version of the Detroit map will also be up soon.
This site hosts my various subway and metro system creations, especially fantasy maps. I’ll also occasionally post things of interest related to public transit.
Have a look around! I hope you enjoy these maps as much as I do.