Friday, April 30, 2010

Alexander Calder Drew This Map

Slate has just published its follow up to last month's request for amateur maps (I wrote about it here) - and I love it. The information in the article isn't wildly surprising, but it's interesting, and the maps themselves seriously kick ass. The one above really was drawn by Alexander Calder (an historian from the Smithsonian shared it with Slate).

Reading this has me back on my "food-mapping" kick - and this time I've actually been playing with some ideas. I'm working on a way to tell a personal food story visually - maybe combining a geographical map and timeline to chart important food moments. Cool, I think, if I can just work it out.

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