Who are you? I’m Jake Berman, I'm an artist, and I live in New York City. I grew up in San Francisco and lived in LA for a while before I landed in NYC. My current project is the celebrated map series called The Lost Subways of North America, an art project to map the past, present and could've-been public transit of North American cities. This is the part of the Internet where I put my art. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. How do you make your historical maps? I rely on a lot of archival research. All of the maps in The Lost Subways are based on primary sources that I've gotten from various different sources. A few come from public records requests; others come from library research collections; others are from the Internet Archive. Once I have sufficient original material in hand, I research the visual language of the period I'm trying to depict. It just doesn't feel right to use Helvetica to depict 1925 - much less 1865. Once I have all that down, I start plotting the maps. Initial drafts are done with pen and paper, and I'll do all the final work in Adobe Illustrator. Can I reuse your designs?