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DESIGN
Mapping It Out: An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies
A few years ago, an unusual map of Africa began gaining traction throughout the internet. It showed that the continent is, in fact, larger than the United States, China, Japan, India and all of Europe combined. This realization surprised the many...
TECH
Trax
With the recent release of its teeny yet powerful Trax realtime GPS solution, start-up Wonder Technology Solutions joins a growing list of Swedish wearables-focused companies with roots in the crowdfunding system. The successfully Kickstarted Trax...
CULTURE
A Box From Tehran
Elin Aram drew much attention with her new hand-selected souvenir series, A Box From. Its debut offering shed light on Seoul, South Korea, and told a story of the city by means of uniquely personal gifts. The "beta" box sold out almost as quickly...
CULTURE
World Map Archive
Picture a map of the world. Chances are, your country of residence is overwhelmingly large. If perspective and place are linked, Benjamin Pollach's World Map Archive project is absolute proof. What started as a doodle on a napkin is now a full-fledged...
TECH
Citi Bike App
In the past few weeks, NYC-based readers may have noticed clusters of grey columns popping up left and right in nearly every neighborhood in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. Those familiar with bike share programs in numerous metropolises around the...
DESIGN
Future Mapping Company
In the contemporary age of GPS and smartphones, mapmaking is quickly becoming a craft of the past. But Marcus Kirby, founder of East London's Future Mapping Company, is determined to make us think otherwise with his new representation of New York...
TRAVEL
Copenhagen: The Good Life
Copenhagen may be one of the world's most livable cities, but navigating the surplus of reasons why it is indeed a crowd favorite—from shops to restaurants to monuments—can feel like a heavy task for even the savviest of tourists. We...
DESIGN
Maps Mini Journals
Paula Scher's non-traditional approach to cartography formed the basis of the book "Maps," a collection of her large-scale paintings that purposefully distort representations of famous cities. As a follow-up, Princeton Architectural Press has released...
DESIGN
Below the Boat
Beneath the hull of every boat, there is a sprawling underwater landscape that one doesn't often get the chance to see. We can experience this nuanced world of ridges and rises, however, with the help of bathymetric charts, the watery equivalent...
CULTURE
A New American Picture
If photographer Doug Rickard had been able to get away from his daily life and go on the great American road trip like he wanted to, he might never have created the subtly powerful, deeply moving and award-winning images in the collection "A New...
DESIGN
London by Hand
With a keen eye for details, illustrator Jenni Sparks recently completed a hand drawn map of little old London town. Produced in collaboration with fellow London-based art print retailer Evermade, this exceptionally drawn map leaves no ground uncovered...
STYLE
Aminimal
Striking a balance between simplicity and intricacy, husband and wife design duo John and Svetlana (Lana) Briscella seamlessly merge their talents in Aminimal, a multifaceted studio that pushes the dimensions of industrial design. Aptly named...
CULTURE
Maps
by Maj Hartov Graphic design heavyweight Paula Scher's new book Maps covers her cartographic artwork since the late 1990s. She calls her large-scale paintings "distortions of reality," as they comment on our world of information overload in a deeply...
TECH
Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information
In our multimedia-saturated times, the way we experience information constantly shifts. Using Google to instantly settle a debate or Facebook-stalking exes are just a couple common examples of the type of purely contemporary phenomena resulting...
DESIGN
Bold & Noble Type Map
Ingeniously charting Anglophone countries with city names written in their correct geographical location, Bold & Noble's striking maps are a typographic puzzle that stimulate the eye as well as the mind. The U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand and...
CULTURE
You Are Here: Mapping The Pyschogeography of NYC
New Yorkers' famously overwrought personalities take center stage in the new exhibit You Are Here: Mapping The Pyschogeography of New York City, guest-curated by "The Map as Art" author Katharine Harmon. Currently on display at the Pratt Manhattan...
TRAVEL
Announcing CH Local and iPad App v2.0
Asking our friends, contributors and Facebook fans to recommend their favorite places in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and San Francisco, we culled their picks into top-ten lists of the best "jumping-off" points in each city. We're very...
TRAVEL
Earthmate PN-60w
Projected to hit stores this summer, the DeLorme's Earthmate PN-60w combines GPS mapping technology with satellite messaging for the utmost in convenience and reliability. Using DeLorme's Spot technology, the Earthmate delivers messages via email...
DESIGN
Cartographies of Time
In their new book " Cartographies of Time," Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton dissect and track the methods people used when attempting to record the passage of time. These timelines, lists and antiquated infographics reveal particular attitudes...
DESIGN
Human Subway Map
Good Magazine highlights a new illustration from Sam Loman that incorporates subway design into a map of the human body. The body shows urinary, digestive, arterial and respiratory lines, among many others, with stops at the liver, kidneys and...
TRAVEL
Crumpled City Maps
Discouraged by the bulk and complex origami of the traditional street map, industrial designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso created the malleable Crumpled City Map. Printed on Tyvek® and designed to fit into a small bag, this clever reinvention rids...
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