City Prints Maps Out Your Favorite Comic Book And Video Game Locations
Maybe it's because I read a lot of fantasy novels and played a lot of video games in my misspent youth, but I've always really liked seeing maps of fictional places. I obsess over them, to the point where I could probably still get around Grand Theft Auto 3's Liberty City better than I could navigate sections of my own hometown.
And apparently I'm not alone in my obsession. City Prints, a "map art" company specializing in college campuses and stadiums, has recently branched out into some nifty prints based on maps from comic books and video games. Check out a few of our favorites after the jump.
Superman's City of Tomorrow, Metropolis (sadly not showing the number of deadly Luthor robots that have been dumped into Hob's Bay over the years):
The ominously named Blüdhaven, where Nightwing hung his domino mask:
The Light World of Hyrule, as seen in The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past:
Fable 3's Albion:
Mass Effect 3's Citadel, a space station comprised mostly of elevators:
Who knew The Simpsons' Springfield was laid out on a grid system?
Saints Row: The Third's Steelport, decked out appropriately in Saints Purple:
Red Dead Redemption's West Elizabeth, New Austin and Nuevo Paraiso:
Resident Evil's Raccoon City:
The maps are meant for display, so they're a bit pricey at $40 for a 12" x 12" print, but they're still pretty fun to look at. Check out a few more over at City Prints' pop culture section.