A Map Of New York, Drawn Through The Bike Trails Of Lovers
That’s the idea behind A Subjective Map of New York City, by CleverºFranke’s lead designer Vincent Meertens. For a year, Meertens and his girlfriend Larissa tracked their comings and goings across NYC using the iPhone app OpenPaths (in a similar vein to Nicholas Felton’s deep Feltron Reports). Then Meertens added these travels to a map of the city—a map devoid of streets or other markers. And the result is what you see here. It’s New York for sure, but its details are etched out purely by activity.