Category Archives: Maps

Manhattan: A Cynic’s Subway Map

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It’s A Small World

When I was a child one of my most treasured possessions was a small globe. Of course it was an inexpensive, mass produced model, nothing like the beautiful, handcrafted globe above from Bellerby & Co. Globemakers. Founded in 2008 in … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Underground

Diehard fans of the Wizarding World now have an actual London Underground map detailing the landmarks from JK Rowling’s books with fictional Tube stations—except for King’s Cross and Paddington of course.

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Mapping the Wild Things

The late American artist and illustrator David McLimans published widely in periodicals as varied as The Atlantic, Washington Post and New York Times, and was awarded a Caldecott Medal for his children’s book Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet. I especially … Continue reading

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Wish You Were Here

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See London Like A Victorian

Stanfords Bookshop, London’s place to go for travel literature, guides and maps, has announced plans to offer horse-drawn carriage tours of central London on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3, 4:30 and 6PM. Bookshop customers will be able to ride in … Continue reading

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If you do it right, it will last forever

The late design icon Massimo Vignelli, who died last year, will always be remembered for his visually powerful and timeless graphic art. To honor his memory, the Spanish design studio Husmee Estudio Graphique asked a diverse group of international graphic … Continue reading

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Seventy-one Square Miles Seeded With Hustle

The just launched Brooklyn from the Wildsam Field Guide Series describes the New York Borough as “…seventy-one square miles seeded with hustle and grit and leaps of faith”. As the product of more than a century of Brooklynites on both … Continue reading

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Game of Maps

What could be more fun for a map geek and GOT fan than a compilation of filming location maps and graphics. As the last episode of the season has just aired for the season, I’ll refrain from any spoilers, but … Continue reading

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