Tuesday, June 8, 2010

T-Shirt Tuesday: Suburbia

Several time since starting Cartophilia, I have highlighted interesting and fun map t-shirts. [T-shirts on Cartophilia] What better way to show your love of maps than to wear one? Lately I've come across several more... rather than bore with with shirts every day, we'll have a special "T-shirt Tuesday" every week (till I run out).*

Trying to find your way around the suburban jungle? Check out this "Surburbia" t-shirt.

Who hasn't felt lost sometimes at one of those confusing clover-leaf super highway intersections?

I immediately recognized this design as based on an actual intersection in the Detroit suburb of Allen Park, where I-94 and the Southfield Freeway (M-39) intersect:

However, my favorite, over-developed freeway interchange is just a few miles to the north where I-96 and Southfield meet:

In the comments, feel free to post a link to a map of your favorite/least favorite highway interchange.

UPDATE 6/16: Thanks to everyone for the interchange links (see comments). However, BoingBoing has offered the ULTIMATE highway interchange:

Of course it is a Photoshop montage... but still frightening...

*Some of the t-shirts come from very nice T-Shirt sellers, like Threadless Tees, who want to give me referral fees if you buy one. Win/Win all around! You get to see fun Map T-shirts, and maybe I'll get a couple bucks out of it.

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At Tuesday, June 08, 2010 , Anonymous Jessica said...

This is where 95 and the 495 Beltway meet in Alexandria, Virginia, outside of DC. It's lovingly called "the Mixing Bowl."


At Tuesday, June 08, 2010 , Anonymous Mitchell said...

The 120-foot high ramps in the Dallas High Five Interchange at US-75 & I-635 casts some serious shadows.

At Tuesday, June 08, 2010 , Anonymous Neil said...

Two of my favorites:
Mass Pike and 128 (with Rt 30 thrown in):

and the first interchange I ever really noticed - the Stack in West Hartford, CT:

At Tuesday, June 08, 2010 , Blogger Neil said...

Two of my favorites:
Mass Pike and 128 (with Rt 30 thrown in)

and the first interchange I ever really noticed - the Stack in West Hartford, CT:

At Tuesday, June 08, 2010 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Neil, they are both coming up as the same location... but yes, it is a scary looking interchange...

At Tuesday, June 08, 2010 , Blogger Rob Brewer said...

Gravelly Hill Interchange, joining the M6 to the A38 and A5127 in Birmingham, England, and known as Spaghetti Junction (though it's far from unique in that). There is a canal junction underneath, and a railway junction adjacent to it. Among other things. It's a road junction that had to tread carefully.

At Thursday, June 10, 2010 , Blogger Barrett said...

I used to live in a highrise over looking the 401/404 in Toronto

I hated it but I guess it could be worse


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