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Illustrators and Visual Storytellers Map the World
Illustrators and Visual Storytellers Map the World

“Cartography can be an incredible form of escapism, as maps act as proxies for experiences.”

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How We Use Maps and Globes: An Illustrated Guide from 1968
How We Use Maps and Globes: An Illustrated Guide from 1968

A charming reminder of how far we’ve come — and what we’ve given up along the way.

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The Famous Grids of Iconic Cities, Deconstructed and Remixed
The Famous Grids of Iconic Cities, Deconstructed and Remixed

Great metropolises, dissected and tidied up.

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The Dogs of NYC: An Interactive Watercolor Map of the City’s Canine Caucus
The Dogs of NYC: An Interactive Watercolor Map of the City’s Canine Caucus

Visualizing the geography of common breeds and names.

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The Birth of Our Modern Obsession with Maps
The Birth of Our Modern Obsession with Maps

From Ptolemy to Richard Dawkins, or how customization in Renaissance Venice sparked a cartographic craze.

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Alice in Wonderland as a Subway Map
Alice in Wonderland as a Subway Map

“‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.”

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