Category Archives: Maps

One City in Five Hours

I was looking for city maps for an upcoming Canada trip when I stumbled across a witty and entertaining series of hand-drawn maps with mini-guides. Each of the two dozen or so “One City, Five Hours” guides was illustrated by … Continue reading

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Before Columbus

Self-taught cartographer Aaron Carapella created this amazing map of Native American tribes showing their original geographic locations prior to contact with European colonialist. He spent nearly a decade researching archives, history books, visiting reservations and interviewing tribal leaders for his … Continue reading

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Hogy Mondjak

There’s no denying the fact that American travelers in Europe benefit from the widespread European proficiency in English. But after visiting most countries in Europe, I can testify that the advantage of being a native speaker of the 21st century’s … Continue reading

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Tunnel Vision

  All well designed public transit maps are easy to interpret and provide accessible travel information for local residents and travelers alike, but wouldn’t it be great if they also offered real-time transit information too. The new app called Tunnel … Continue reading

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Discovering Literature

Last week the British Library launched Discovering Literature, an online treasury of more than 1,200 items from the Romantic and Victorian periods, including first editions, manuscripts and rare illustrations. A wealth of contextual material – newspapers, photographs, advertisements and maps … Continue reading

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F*** Yeah More Maps

Brooklyn-based book illustrator Aaron Meshon has created a series of colorful illustrated maps of his neighborhood. Sure doesn’t look like the Brooklyn of my childhood, but it’s really cute. If you’d like to see more of Meshon’s vibrant, fun maps, … Continue reading

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You Are Here

Portlandian graphic artists and printmakers Lyn Nance-Sasser and Stephen Sasser create these remarkable archival pigment prints by superimposing popular, local,iconic spots on vintage 50s tourist maps. Their clever You Are Here In The City series currently features prints from hometown … Continue reading

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Kids Need Maps

I don’t usually promote random Kickstarter projects, but this interactive kid’s map created by Berlin-based Simon Schuetz is a terrific concept. American children in particular are woefully ignorant when it comes to basic geography, but a fun map like this … Continue reading

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Metro Maps Harmonized

  Belgrade-born, Paris-based architect and map designer Jug Cerovic has created a brilliant system called !NAT which harmonizes transport network maps from around the world with unifying principles. Cerovic’s clever maps are easy to read and navigate, with crowded city … Continue reading

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Lit Mapping NYC

Trendy New York-based eyeglass purveyor Warby Parker has created an entertaining literary map dedicated to the Upper East side neighborhood around its uptown showroom. From Ira Levin’s spooky Rosemary’s Baby (yes, it was a book first) to J.D. Salinger’s iconic … Continue reading

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