Ironic Subway Maps for Non-Existent Lines in Real Places

Ironic Subway Maps for Non-Existent Lines in Real Places

Kyle Freeman
Apr 7, 2009

Just today we were tipped off to a line of fake subway maps created by a Northampton, Massachusetts couple. Their current line of maps include Northampton, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Manchester, Vermont but it sounds like you should keep an eye open for plenty more popular destinations coming your way...

A newspaper article in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, describes the allure of the posters: "...the posters appeal to people for their irony (as in, this is the last place you'd see a subway), for their sentiment (it puts a place people love on the map) and even for their wishfulness (hey, it would make getting on and off the Cape a lot easier)."

It sounds like this brainchild, of creative couple Rob and Damia Stewart, is about to go big, as the Stewarts ponder the countless appealing destinations for fake subway maps.

The maps aren't yet available on their website, Transit Authority Figures, but you'll find information about a couple local stores where you can buy the posters, which are 18 x 24 inches and $20. If you're curious about the specific stops on the subway lines, you can zoom in on the posters on their website for a closer look.

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