The Last Transit Map Denver Will Ever Need

Well, not quite. No frequent buses, f'rinstance.

Well, not quite. No frequent buses, f’rinstance.

A thing I’d wanted to do for some time, and a thing which was a bigger pain to make than I thought it would be, no thanks to…

  • The design of the D/F/H/L loop in downtown Denver.
  • The Union Station interchange.
  • Wouldn’t play nice with fonts (I actually up and downloaded Fira Sans for this thing; I’m glad I did, that font and those route colors give this thing a soothing, almost Parisian feel).
  • Trouble with mode differentiation (thinner lines for commuter rail didn’t really work).

Came out pretty good, though.

Before anyone asks, I didn’t show any transfer to Amtrak because if Amtrak is still around by the time this is fully built out in like the 2040s I’ll be genuinely surprised.

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To Do List: Summer Edition

  • DC fantasy commuter rail, companion to Baltimore & DC Metro maps [I wanna finish this because if I ever get a store up and running…]
  • Night tube map featuring Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly, & Victoria lines. Test run for…
  • Fantasy London/SE England railway map, including Crossrail 2, long-dead victims of the Beeching Axe, Metropolitan Line to Brill, &c.
  • Denver Light Rail map [Had a false start last time. Didn’t have one this time. Saving this for when my brain is fried.]
  • Nagoya rail map
  • Tokyo fantasy rail map
  • Pearl River Delta ferry map
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Kansai Regional Rail

Not smol. Rather, lorge.

Not smol. Rather, lorge.

My first serious experiment with Curved Lines, a la the Ile-de-France map. Perhaps next time I’ll develop a consistent hierarchy, like the thicker & more prominent lines have wider curves or something. Perhaps that’ll work better.

I find myself having designs upon Nagoya all of a sudden…

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Metropolitan Line Strip Map

Hm.

Hm.

Another. More interested in interchange design & mode differentiation with this one. I may be trying to reinvent the wheel here.

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Chicago L Map

Finally.

Finally.

Sources: this guide, this map, this map, and these timetables.

This one I’ve been working on for a while, as you can probably tell ‘cos the style clearly dates from the Rip Off Vignelli Wholesale era. But it’s done. I’d probably have more to say about this if an earlier draft of this post wasn’t eaten.

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Circle Line Strip Map

I'm spiraling...spiraling...

I’m spiraling…spiraling…

Still working out how I want to approach the SE England map.

One more of these, then I’ll stop procrastinating. Indulge me, please.

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Crossrail 2

Pip pip &c.

Pip pip &c.

A preliminary sketch for the London thing. Cabin Font rocks. Done in an afternoon and it probably shows. End of May can’t get here soon enough.

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