"There was no merchandise... On the street there were people selling... they took a button from a coat or anything, took a fine pen, and wrote 'Depeche Mode' on it." Depeche Mode Is Our Hobby is a documentary on the profound effect Depeche Mode had in Russia and former Soviet nations.
That music was a trigger. It meant that, for the next 30 minutes, my father, my stepmother and I could forget diagnoses and suction tubes and the swallowability of various foods. We could sink together into the deep comforts of the game.
The primary designer...prepared for the task of representing the subway lines using an unconventional method. He rode the length of every train line with his eyes closed, feeling the curve of each track and then drawing the path he perceived in his sketchbook.