Jordon Ferney created a truly great DIY for Project Wedding. The practice of marking one’s travels on a map with pins is nothing new. But, Ferney’s Newlywed Map is a clever take on that old idea. The article includes instructions for mounting the map nicely and resources for buying a variety of pins. I especially like Ferney’s idea of marking not only where you’ve been but also where you want to go and where your friends have gone. I find everything about this project adorable.
Leah Evans’ textile work is an incredible uses of topography in design. Her geography-inspired work “combines aerial photography, maps, and satellite imagery.” She has produced some of the most stunning “maps” I’ve ever seen.
(Found via Design Crisis)
Joseph Warren is an artist inspired by the “texture, detail and variety” of vintage maps, through which he finds a resemblance with magnified butterfly wings. His series titled ‘The Butterfly Effect’ debut in 2007 at the Medcalf Gallery in London’s Exmouth Market. Each piece is created by hand from vintage maps and is absolutely stunning.
Shortly after moving from Chicago to mid-Missouri to attend college, I learned not everyone referred to carbonated beverages as pop. Who knew? I spent the next few years ridiculously hesitant/confused about what to order at restaurants. This map gave me a good chuckle. What is your preferred soft drink term?
(Found via TrendHunter)
Little beats an item that is both fashionable and practical. The CitySlipper by SWIMS is an example of that. The rubber galoshes are flexible and fit over most high heels while they provide traction for slippery surfaces. How about this added bonus? The sole of each product is imprinted with a map of either New York, Paris or Tokoyo.
(Found via Electro^Plankton)
Fabulous works of cardboard by Chris Gilmous. I particularly love his intallation of bikes!
(Found via Paper Schmaper)
David Byrne, best known as the former front-man of the Talking Heads is the master mind and designer behind New York City’s newest installment of bike racks. He teamed up with the New York City Department of Transportation and New York art gallery PaceWildenstein to produced nine new racks which will be placed in various locations throughout the city. Each one is an iconic representation of the neighborhood it’s located in. They’ll be in use throughout the city for a year before going on display and up for sale at PaceWildenstein. Visit DavidByrne.com to view more images and see a map of locations.
(Found via Intelligent Travel)
Etsy artist Selflesh aka Shannon Rankin has created some amazing map collages. In her own words:
“In search of connections among geography, anatomy and botany, I combine the visual elements of maps, anatomical illustrations and natural forms to explore themes of travel, healing and time.”
As an aspiring travel writer and map collector, I’m finding these pieces hard to pass up. Check out her Etsy page and blog for more examples of herwork.
(Found via Roadside Scholar)