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Pittsburgh Light Rail Map – Super Mario 3 Style

Pittsburgh LRT The T Map

Here is a large wallpaper. You can buy a high-res poster here.

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Atlanta’s MARTA Map – Super Mario 3 Style

Atlanta's MARTA map - rapid transit Super Mario 3 Style 2013 Dave Delisle Cartography

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You can purchase a high-res poster of this map here.

Atlanta’s MARTA now gets the SMB3 treatment, making it 3 cities in as many weeks, and my 8th city overall. Normally I like to take a break between cities but I got a lot of requests for ATL, and MARTA looked really simple so I decided to tackle it straight away.

Going to attempt some other cities in other styles pretty soon. Stay tuned for those!

Portland’s MAX LRT Map – Super Mario 3 Style

Portland Trimet Max LRT Map 2015 Orange Line

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You can purchase a high-res poster of this map here.

(UPDATE March 14th 2014): I’ve updated the map to include the Orange Line, which is opening next year. I’ve condensed the width of the map so it’s the same size as other city maps I made, so the scale is a bit funky (even for an 8-bit map). I hope you guys like it.

Here is the old one below for comparison. It’s much wider:

Super Mario 3 Train Map Portland Trimet Max Wes LRT Map 2013 -Dave Delisle Portlandia

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Washington DC Metro Map – Super Mario 3 Style

Washington Metro Map 2013 Silver Line Mario 3 World Map Style

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 You can purchase a high-res poster of the 2013 Metro here.

The second American city (after San Francisco) to get the geeky map treatment, Washington’s Metro is given the Super Mario 3 treatment. The above version includes the new Silver Line, slated to open this year. Actually this is only the first phase of the Silver line, which is comprised of only 5 stops.

However I did make another version which has the second phase of the Silver Line, which has 6 additional stops. It’s not expected to be completed until 2018. Here it is:

Washington Metro Map 2018 Completed Silver Line Mario 3 World Map Style

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 You can purchase a high-res poster of the 2018 Metro here.

The number of stations (and their names) might change between now and 2018, so while this seems wildly optimistic, I’m just happy to get it out of the way for now. I can revisit it later if needed.

It is by far my busiest map to date; looks like Washington has quite the sprawling rapid transit system. According to Wikipedia it is the second-busiest in North America (after New York).

There are not too many cities left that I can fit into this style; Atlanta, St. Louis, and maybe Chicago are candidates for future maps. We’ll see.

Greendale Community College Map

Community Greendale Map 2012 Zoning Commission Blueprint Dean Pelton's Office Dave Delisle

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This is a 99% replica (slightly different font) of the map seen hanging in Dean Pelton’s office in the NBC show Community. This is a map I’ve been meaning to do for about a year since I saw it in the first episode of Season 3. Recently I saw a great picture someone snapped on the set, allowing me to finally go ahead without resorting to any guesswork.

Pretty straightforward in its appearance. However I noticed two things:

1. The graph for the numbers on the left and right side of the map actually skip the number 8, which threw me off for the longest time while illustrating this. That error remains intact.

2. I think there is a sight gag here. I’m not 100% sure, but it looks like a person. That’s all I want to say! If I list all the things I think I see here, you guys will tell me I need therapy (well, more so). Let’s just say it might involve sex, booze, and possible weaponry.

Bay Area Rapid Transit Map – Super Mario Kart Style

BART Map San Francisco Oakland Airport Rail Super Mario Kart Track 2012 Dave Delisle

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Now available as a high-res poster you can purchase here.

Yesterday I posted a work-in-progress (since deleted) of this map, and now I am happy to report I completed it. Was able to get the right pixel look I wanted for the track, making it look rendered by the SNES’ Mode 7. I also substituted the Blooper fishes for warp pipes, and added cul-de-sacs to the end of the tracks to undercut their ‘dead end’ nature.

To reiterate, this BART map is based on the Rainbow Road track from Mario Kart (SNES), which is why the terrain is dark. However I see a lot of transit maps using this look for the background, so it works pretty well if I may say so.

Calgary C-Train Map – Super Mario 3 Style – Second Edition

Calgary C-Train Map 2013

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You can buy a high-res poster of this map here.

This map was updated September 2/2013. Mostly cosmetic changes. All previous versions of the map have been retired,


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