TAOI: Koya Bound

The architecture of information:

In April 2016, Craig Mod and Dan Rubin spent eight days walking the Kumano Kodo, an ancient Japanese pilgrimage route. Armed with good shoes and good cameras, they documented their trip and published it as a beautiful book and website.

The website is particularly interesting — as you scroll down, an animated map on the right side of the browser window traces Mod and Rubin’s path, showing you exactly where and when along the route they took which photos. The result is a delightful travelogue and an excellent example of the use of subtle animation in service to understanding.