August 15th, 2010
|04:35 pm - HOLY CRAP THIS IS PRESSING SO MANY GEEK BUTTONS RIGHT NOW IT'S SCARY|
(Update: You can view a larger version of the picture and order prints at http://cambooth.net/interstatemap/. It is quite nifty!)
I want this on a huge print and I want it now:
The Eisenhower Interstate Highway System in the style of H.C. Beck's iconic London Underground map. Whoo doggies is it a nice'un. State highways and three-digit routes are not included, which is why cities like Pittsburgh aren't represented (I-79 runs thru Pittsburgh, but it intersects with I-76 well north of the city.)
But just LOOK at it! Dear God, just LOOK! That's cool!
It's fascinating to see the changes of density between the East Coast/Midwest and the West Coast/Rockies. (The Density Disparity?) It's no surprise at all, but fascinating. Somehow the way it's presented as simply as it on this map turns out to be really effective.
|Date:||August 15th, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)|| |
@Derspatchel: want a print? Visit: http://cambooth.net/interstatemap/
@preysz: This isn't the real railway network as a subway map, but this is:
Both all my own work.
Thank you for the links, and for the work in the first place! It's really well done.
|Date:||August 16th, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC)|| |
That Amtrak map is pretty awesome.
I guess what I actually meant to say was "if only our national passenger rail system was as extensive, cheap, and easy to use as our interstate highway system."