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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.

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 Map 2015 by davegeekyideas

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

(UPDATE July 2015): I’ve updated the map to reflect the final state of the Orange Line which opened recently. A few fixes were made for the Orange Line: the route extends into the downtown core, and a stop was removed.

If you’re wondering why there are power switches, it’s because the Orange Line changes into the Yellow Line and vice versa.

Washington DC Metro Map – Super Mario 3 Style

Washington Metro Map Super Mario by davesgeekyideas

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

(UPDATE – August 6th 2014): The first leg of the Silver Line opened recently, and I had to make one correction (no rush service for the Silver Line east of Stadium-Armory), so I fixed that and also went ahead and gave the map a makeover. I wanted something a little less cluttered, with more emphasis on the station names.

The previous 2013 and 2018 maps have been retired, and going forward I’m just going to feature one version of the map (that features the completed Silver Line circa 2018) to keep things simple. 2018 will be here before you know it!

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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