Realistic Transit Maps of the World of Game of Thrones
The world of fantasy books and series has always charmed those of us who are searching for the thrill of an alternate world where dragons, witches, wizards, and magic exists. For every fantasy franchise that we follow, we always secretly hope there is a realistic representation of our favorite fantasy book or series in real life. That’s why theme parks have been a great hit for Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, and Transformers to their fans, because these fantasy franchises can be experienced in reality somehow. So when Michael Tyznik, described as a branding genius and graphic designer, created transit maps dedicated to Game of Thrones, for A Song of Ice and Fire‘s Westeros including the whole Known World, fans of the series couldn’t pass up to praise his world. His designs for this project were influenced by the works of Cameron Booth, who is noted for his transit maps of locations across the United States of America.
From the photos of his works, it simply shows his prowess in interpreting them. The transit maps showed multiple rail lines starting from King’s Landing, leading to The Eyrie, Winterfell up until Castle Black. The maps in the locations that were featured also make use of rails and ferries, making the maps coverage wider going beyond Westeros to Essos. Tyznik said that in the process of making these maps, he wanted to be stay true to the series and based his creations in exact events that happened in the series. The X’s on the map will show that it has inoperative stations along the rail lines. There have been other visual representation versions of other fantasy franchise maps out there such as “Doctor Who” and many others, but as seen clearly from Tyznik’s work, his is the most visually appealing map that was ever created – truly a well-represented work for Game of Thrones.