Long Weekend Monday maps and icons

I designed a map of Toronto’s Junction Triangle for Ryan Bigge’s project Long Weekend Monday (@long_wkndMonday). This Twitter project shows which bars and coffee shops are open on long weekends in a quick snapshot.

The map posed an interesting challenge, conveying a lot of specific information in the small space of a tweet.

I used a modern typeface (Helvetica Neue Bold) for readability. I drew the icons and map by hand to counter the machined aspects of Twitter. A mix of colour fields for the grid added a mid-century modern feel.

Coffee and beer icons by Rob Elliott

Ryan also turned the icons into this nice atavar:

 

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