Tag Archives: Chicago

The Heartland

Prints of this gorgeous typographic map of the American Heartland by artist/designer/photographer Nancy McCabe can be purchased on her Etsy shop along with other examples of her extraordinary work.

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And Now Something Completely Different

I have been accused of posting way too many maps on TBTP, but here’s a set of practical maps that may just save your life. These hilarious maps were created by Toronto-based designer Ryan McArthur and are all available for … Continue reading

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Passion for Postcards

The Boston Public Library has uploaded more than 90,000 images to their Flickr page in 380 different sets. One of my favorites is a wonderful, nostalgic collections of over 25,000 postcards of U.S. sites. The linen textured, colored postcards were … Continue reading

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On the Cuff

The very imaginative folks at designhype have created a cleverly designed line of urban street and subway maps embossed on metal cuff bracelets. Metro Cuffs currently cover New York City, London, Paris, Berlin, Milan, and Chicago. The next release in … Continue reading

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Loving Lenticular Mapping

Urban Mapping is a San Francisco-based technology company that produces data and geographic research tools. But they also market a small series of way cool city maps that set a cartophile’s heart afflutter. The Panamap series utilizes a brilliant, patented … Continue reading

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Better Than a Pub Crawl

Yesterday bibliophile bikers inaugurated Chicago’s first annual Bookstore Bike Crawl and Art Show. The participants pedaled from Powell’s Bookstore North to Bookworks Used and Rare Books, on to Unabridged Bookstore in Lakeview, then to Open Books (Chicago’s nonprofit bookstore) and … Continue reading

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Ten Most Read Books in the World

British business writer James Chapman compiled a list of the Top 10 Most Read Books in the World based on the number of copies of each title sold during the last 50 years. Utilizing Chapmanā€™s list, Chicago designer Jared Fanning … Continue reading

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RedBall (not Bull) Project

New York City-based Kurt Perschke ia an artist who works in collage, print, sculpture, video and public installation. His best known work, the very fun RedBall Project, is a global, traveling street art project that has playfully infiltrated Chicago, Toronto, … Continue reading

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Don’t Embark Without One

There’s an embarrassment of riches when it comes to urban transit apps for smartphones, as well as a pile of dreck. But it can be a daunting task choosing an app to help navigate an unfamiliar public transport system. San … Continue reading

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Eye of America

For his audacious new project, Vanishing Cultures, Chicago photographer Dennis Manarchy is traveling around the United States creating astonishing, one-of-a-kind portraits of Americans who represent the vanishing cultures of the nation. Manarchy has created an amazing 35-foot-long camera called “Eye … Continue reading

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