Fantasy Map: “Burgertown” by Anthony Scerri
A fun little project that turns the humble hamburger into the transit system of a thriving metropolis: Burgertown! As Anthony says on Twitter, this project “combines my love of hamburgers and NY’s MTA Subway map” — in a delicious way!
Three of the four lines list the types of ingredients that can be used: the “Leafy Green Line” has stops at “Arugula”, “Oak Leaf” and “Iceberg”, for example. However, the “Bread Line” confuses things a bit by listing types of bread — “Rye”, “Country White”, “Brioche”, etc. — and ingredients that go into making bread. This means there are stops at stations like the less than appealing “Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate” and “Calcium Propionate” (which is oddly repeated twice). For consistency with the naming of the other lines, it might have been better to leave all the nasty-sounding stuff out.
Technically, things are put together well: I like the way the Cheese Line “melts” over the side of the Meat Line: yum! Perhaps the curves in the Meat Line could nest within each other a bit better: it looks like the same radius is used throughout at the moment. Hamburger purists might also like to see the addition of a “Fixin’s Line” — that might include ketchup, tomatoes, onions, pickles and so on.
Still, a lot of fun to be had here!