Tag Archives: Maps

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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Tumblr this is not

Love old books? Check-out the terrific new website Quill from book historian Erik Kwakkel.

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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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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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Everything but Fukushima

The only thing I love more than a cool map is a cool map with clever illustrations. The Cape Town, South Africa-based creative design studio MUTI illustrated this terrific map of Japan that includes lots of icons highlighting landmarks, architecture, … 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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Leave Your Heart, Take the Map

San Francisco is unquestionably one of North America’s favorite destinations for travelers. It is also well served by public transit and is quite easy to get around. But who doesn’t love a fun, practical and even whimsical navigational tool that … Continue reading

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Craving Cartographic Clarity

designing metropolitan subway system maps to make them easily understood for both locals and visitors is a challenge for any graphic designer or cartographer. It’s equally challenging to create city transit maps that reflect a municipal identity. Zero Per Zero, … Continue reading

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Walk This World

Lotta Nieminen is a Helsinki-based artist, illustrator and graphic designer. Her witty and whimsical work has appeared in dozens of publications and advertisements. You may have seen some of her maps, such as the one she did of Paris for … Continue reading

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Maps from the Mind

I love maps—antique maps, impossible to re-fold tourist office maps, old gas station maps, even Google Maps. So it won’t be a surprise that I think that Archie Archambault’s handcrafted, minimalist letterpress maps are pure dead brilliant. Three years ago, … Continue reading

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