Maps

bioephemera

Category archives for Maps

Thump Thump Cartography

As a fan of maps, typography, and anatomy, I think this is a pretty sweet mashup. From orkposters.com via Street Anatomy.

Another fabulously weird map, from the great blog Strange Maps. This one is entitled “The Man of Commerce” and dates to 1889. According to the American Geographical Society Library, The highly detailed 31″ x 50″ map/chart conflates human anatomy with the American transportation system, in an apparent attempt to promote Superior as a transportation hub.…

We all know some cities “feel” smaller than others. But this set of subway maps presented at the same scale makes the differences obvious. Just for fun, I made this image layering four of maps from major world cities in red, black, gold, and blue. Recognize the cities? Answer after the fold. . .

Some Kansas State University geographers have come up with some interesting maps of the US that purport to show the national distribution of the seven deadly sins. Obviously they can’t gauge “sinfulness” directly, so they’re using proxy data – such as STD infection rate to measure lust (above). It’s a fun thought exercise to assess…