Posts Tagged ‘cartography’

Map, Exploring the World

Map, Exploring the World
With free, high-quality satellite data at our fingertips, it’s all too easy to not appreciate the imagination, intelligence and artistry at the heart of cartography. Simply titled Map, Exploring the World, the new art book by Phaidon Press celebrates the wonderful intricacies of the map-maker’s art of putting concepts into geometric space. The coffee table
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Plotted: A Literary Atlas

Plotted: A Literary Atlas
Good literature and skillful storytelling have ways of leaving readers wistful with desire to join imaginary worlds. This yearning has inspired many stage, film and television adaptations and recently resulted in a collection of maps created and compiled by pop cartographer Andrew Degraff in Plotted, A Literary Atlas. Known for his colorful, engaging maps of
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An Interview with Stephan Van Dam

An Interview with Stephan Van Dam
Map maker, designer and entrepreneur Stephan Van Dam shares the vision and inspiration behind his unique maps, from sexy packaging to the “art of ellipses.”   Longitude. How and when did VanDam Maps begin? Van Dam. While studying environmental design at Parsons I invented an origami design which refolded automatically. It craved cartographic uses. So
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Happy 100th, Nat Geo Cartographic!

Happy 100th, Nat Geo Cartographic!
Happy Birthday, National Geographic! This month National Geographic Cartographic celebrates 100 years of map making. Over the past century, National Geographic’s cartographic department has produced maps charting the night sky, the ocean floor and all the continents in between. (The full count is: 438 supplement maps, thousands of maps for the magazine, ten world atlases, dozens
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