A panoramic illustration of a metro train twisting across a city. By Brian Williamson.
Swipe to explore this panoramic image


March 1, 2014

An accordion-fold, panoramic train ride

This is a single drawing that continues across city streets, underground and over bridges.

It’s a tortoise and the hare race between friends. One friend cruises and weaves through traffic in a car. The other transfers between buses and subways, riding up and down escalators. Their paths braid and fork over bridges and through tunnels on their way to a shared destination across town.

As a printed book, it would be an accordion fold mural, drawn across 50 feet of paper. The digital edition spans 150,000 pixels. Each page turn (or swipe of the screen) creates dynamic movement and reveals visual surprises: The ceiling in one spread becomes the sidewalk in the next; train tracks converge to form power lines as the perspective is smashed and inverted.