Maps

The next time you go on a road trip, you might want to step away from the almighty Google maps to take a quick look at the ones devised by illustrator and designer Christoph Niemann. Best known for his Abstract Sunday column in The New York Times Magazine, Christoph uses this space to come up with visual, amusing albeit accurate, wordplays that are relevant in society today. One such post, aptly titled "My Way", seeks to describe current events in a form that translates to a level any commuter could understand. 

I think that people today talk too much sometimes. Why spend 20 minutes explaining the economy when a simple, concise, jagged highway does the trick? Instead of explaining your weekend, show a roadmap with no traffic. The confusion of the New Jersey Turnpike needs no words - a series of tangled lines does the trick. These are better than any driver's manual.