Category Archives: washington dc

A Quick Note on Venue Access

Once in a great while, I go to concerts. Here’s what the experience of actually getting to the concert venue is like. For the record: the venues themselves and the shows played therein were all excellent. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, … Continue reading

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Pentagon City Strip Map

I thought I’d do another strip map using more or less the same design language from the last post. I picked Pentagon City because (a) the BL & YL interchange at L’Enfant Plaza at different levels and I was wondering … Continue reading

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Washington Metro Station Numbering Plan

The thing about station numbering is (a) they’re essential navigational tools for people unfamiliar with the system (especially if they’re also unfamiliar with the local/national language) and (b) they work best when one pair of tracks on the ground carries … Continue reading

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Washington Metro Fare Map

A li’l brain-loosening thought experiment I’d wanted to do for a while. This map comes to us from a universe where the fare machines in Metro stations are very, very Japanese, complete with three big maps like this one over … Continue reading

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An Interesting Failure, Mk. II

The title’s just for continuity. I think this one’s a lot better. Design language deliberately based off—and is a companion to—the Baltimore Metro map.

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An Interesting Failure

This was an attempt to create a future map of the Washington Metro, and in some respects, an update to this juicy bit of speculative goodness. (You could prob’ly tell, what with the purple streetcar lines, the brown circle line, … Continue reading

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