Category Archives: USA

The Original Cool

I was tickled to see that the Netherlands Board of Tourism has revived its 2013 “Original Cool” travel marketing campaign. The three new episodes, which will once again be hosted by Mr. Cool himself, Pim de Koel, are target at … Continue reading

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New York Noir

Geoff Tompkinson is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker and videographer who specializes in timelapse and hyperlapse videos. He has created stunning films in locals as diverse as Istanbul, Venice and the U.S.. His newest work is a stylish video called “New … Continue reading

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Visit San Francisco

L.A.-based design firm Boilng Point Creative produced this terrific new poster series celebrating San Francisco’s enduring allure for visitors and residents alike. Prints from the series are available right here on etsy.

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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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Suddenly I’m Craving Curry

  These delicious maps are the result of a collaboration involving New Zealand photographer Henry Hargreaves and graphic artists Sarit Melmed and Caitlin Levin. Each of the amazing creations is made with real food from the nations and continents. According … Continue reading

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Take the Green Line to Queasy Street

It’s been more than 20 years since the STA (Springfield Transit Authority) introduced its ill-fated monorail system, but even fictitious cities eventually need to upgrade their public transportation. Last Sunday’s Simpsons episode featured a  hitherto unseen transit network complete with multicolored … Continue reading

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No Luggage Required

The luxury retailer Louis Vuitton has been slowly rolling-out a collection of limited edition travel books that is being sold in its boutiques. Each of the guides is being illustrated by a different international artist. The initial four books in … Continue reading

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Book reviews concise and to the point

Lisa brown is a San Francisco-based author, cartoonist and illustrator who is probably best known for her art work in Lemony Snicket books. In her spare time, she creates the hilarious “Three Panel Book Review” comicfor the San Francisco Chronicle … Continue reading

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A Portrait of the City (a little delayed)

Regular visitors to TBTP know that I’m inordinately fond of  old travel guidebooks, whimsical book illustrations and tales of eastern European intrigue. Of course I couldn’t pass-up a crazy story that I ran across the other day that has all … Continue reading

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We Know Nothing

I have been a big fan of Oakland, California-based artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon ever since I ran across some of her San Francisco travel illustrations. Now the self-taught prodigy has a wonderful book coming out on April 1st called … Continue reading

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