Tag Archives: Chicago

Turn Over A New Leaf

If you read this blog on a regular basis, you probably are aware of my unnatural proclivity for all things cartographic. So it will be no surprise that I love Brooklyn-based graphic artist Andrew Martis’ brilliant leaf-inspired cartography. The poster-sized … Continue reading

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Get On Board The Holiday Train

The Chicago Transit Authority is getting into the holiday spirit again this year with the wildly popular Holiday Train!.  Santa and his elves  ride the train passing out candy canes and season’s greetings. The spectacular train is an amazing sight – during … Continue reading

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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 Chapman’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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