Friday Eye Candy

November 3, 2017, 7am PDT
Few rail transit systems have faced as many challenges in recent years as the Metrorail system serving the Washington, D.C. Consider this video an appreciation.
Greater Greater Washington
October 20, 2017, 10am PDT
Cultures and geography have created a dictionary's worth of words for water. A new video from Vox maps (most of) them out.
Vox
October 13, 2017, 5am PDT
Arcaid has collected a shortlist for its 2017 architectural photograph of the year.
The Guardian
October 6, 2017, 5am PDT
LEGO fans rejoice! Bjarke Ingels Group has made the LEGO house of your dreams a full-sized reality, and it's stocked full of LEGOs.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 29, 2017, 5am PDT
A comic strip succeeds in presenting the complex history of redlining and housing discrimination.
The Nib
August 25, 2017, 6am PDT
Finally, we know where Internet trolls come from—no, not the basements of parents' houses.
Wired
August 18, 2017, 1pm PDT
Fans of public transit rejoice. A new infographic explores the rolling stock of most of the major cities in the United States and Canada.
CityLab
August 11, 2017, 8am PDT
The Project NYC Subway is a transit and map lover's dream. The newest update to the project take the concept a step further.
CityLab
June 9, 2017, 6am PDT
There are surprisingly few maps of ancient Roman roads, and many fewer maps of ancient Roman roads that resemble big-city subway maps. An intrepid student has improved upon that situation, however.
CityLab
May 5, 2017, 12pm PDT
The new book "Detroit: The Dream Is Now" tells a story of revitalization and ambition, in the same city where far too many "ruin porn" photographers have tread.
Detroit Free Press
April 14, 2017, 6am PDT
What a difference a wet winter makes.
KQED
February 24, 2017, 5am PST
Choosing cartography as a career is a natural result of a lifelong love of maps. National Geographic gathers the proof.
National Geographic
February 17, 2017, 5am PST
An exemplary display of Minecraft prowess.
Chicago Tribune
February 10, 2017, 5am PST
Fans of Disney theme parks and fans of Star Wars had a big week.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 3, 2017, 9am PST
Stylized maps of bike routes, similar to the example set my London transit maps. This is the best kind of mashup.
CityLab
January 27, 2017, 5am PST
Street networks and city blocks, reduced to their fundamental attributes, reveal the vast differences between cities.
Geoff Boeing
December 23, 2016, 5am PST
New York's lack of sunlight might be overstated, but the New York Times mapped the shadows cast by every building on every block of the city just to be sure.
The New York Times
December 9, 2016, 5am PST
The Google Timelapse feature has been updated. The only thing that stays the same is that everything changes.
The Verge
December 2, 2016, 5am PST
Herwig Scherabon is a graphic designer featured this week in The Guardian.
The Guardian
November 4, 2016, 7am PDT
A modded version of Cities: Skylines and 200-250 hours are all it takes to make a 1:1 digital representation of the city of San Francisco.
CityLab