Sunday, April 20, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Unique jobs

This is a map from an article on the most unique jobs in each state in the US.
Overrepresented jobs state map

Friday, April 18, 2014

Way back

Here's comic using anthropmorphized planets one from UnearthedComics.com where artist Sarah Zimmerman frequently uses this Mother Earth-in-a-skirt character, for example here, here, here, and here.
Sometimes He Eclipses Others

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hootsuite of Thrones

I'm not sure what HootSuite is, but they did this incredible stop-motion Game of Thrones map tribute video ad that's quite something to behold:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Shouldering the Caribbean

This is rather more impressive tattoo artistry than we've seen before... not sure why it's a tattered map of what appears to be the Caribbean:
3D Tattoos Will Amaze You

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mapping prejudice

Graphic designer Yanko Tsvetkov has been working on the project Mapping Stereotypes, a series of satirical illustrations of national prejudices. Many of them have infected the interwebs so you may have seen some of them:
world-according-to-the-united-states-of-america

europe-according-to-austria

world-according-to-us-republicans

Monday, April 14, 2014

Marcus Edwin (1/4) (guest post)

Hello! Guest contributor Amanda Murphyao here. I'm putting up historical cartoons involving the world or globe from the United States Library of Congress for the next few Mondays.

Here are a few cartoons by Marcus Edwin that feature the globe (more to come):


Marcus - 2 Oct 1949

Marcus - Ambidextrous - 17 Feb 1946

Marcus - An old act with new billing - 1947-53

Marcus - Easter egg coloring - 11 April 1952

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Geology of Game of Thrones

Want a geologic map of the setting for Game of Thrones?  What if it's interactive and has extra pages of information on 500 million years of geomorphology?  The people of Generation Anthropocene have what you need.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Fifth Beatle map contest

Here's a map-centric scene from the graphic novel The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story.  There's a contest to re-write the captions on this page and the winner gets a signed, numbered, slipcased "Limited Edition" of The Fifth Beatle


Friday, April 11, 2014

Changing shape

The meaning of design is made simple in "Shape," this wordless six-minute animation designed and directed by Johnny Kelly for Pivot Dublin, a Dublin City Council initiative that applies design thinking to city planning. The film, set to be shown in Irish classrooms as part of the MakeShapeChange campaign,

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Matchstick Earth

We've posted several items of matchstick maps by artist Claire Fontaine . Here's an entire globe made from matchsticks by Andy Yoder. Unfortunately there's no video of it set ablaze.  That'd be AWESOME!


Monday, April 7, 2014

The globe in chains (guest post)

Hello! Guest contributor Amanda Murphyao here. I'm putting up historical cartoons involving the world or globe from the United States Library of Congress for the next few Mondays.




Fischetti - we've nothing to lose but our chains - 1953

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Amanda's blog

I just want to point out that our frequent guest poster Amanda also has a blog with posts that frequently features maps in cartoons. Thanks for all your submissions to this blog Amanda. Here's a sample:

Without further ado, here’s Charles de Gaulle as France:



Charles de Gaulle, not France



Louis Mitelberg - Charles de Gaulle carte - 1962



John Collins – New Map of France – 1958

France, not to be confused with Charles de Gaulle

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Disney Theory

Penny Arcade by Mike Krahulk and Jerry Holkins does what I'm going to call a spoof on The Pixar Theory by Jon Negroni... that being that all Pixar movies exist in the same universe.  The Penny Arcade version appears to be linking all the Disney cartoons?  Or all the Disney Princess cartoons? Or at least two of them?  Anyway ... Hey there's a map in the cartoon!
The Nexesse

Friday, April 4, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Scary death and a geography fail?

Here's a video from Cracked about different scary ways to die.  I'm wondering why they spent so much time talking about supervolcanoes under Yellowstone while showing Wyoming's rectangle-state-twin Colorado.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Google Map them all!

You may have heard that Google has introduced a Pokemon challenge app built onto its Google Maps platform where the ultimate winner gets a job at Google with the title "Pokemon Master"

Google's legendary April Fools jokes have been mapulicious before.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Reg Manning (guest post)

Hello! Guest contributor Amanda Murphyao here. I'm putting up historical cartoons involving the world or globe from the United States Library of Congress for the next few Mondays.

Here are two cartoons by Reg Manning:


Manning -  Did you hear a scream - 31 October 1952

Manning - Or so it seems - 26 Jan 1952

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Missing Quebec?

Amanda Murphyao here with some gaps where Quebec used to be:

This one's by Theo Moudakis of the Toronto Star (March 2014).


And this one's by Terry Mosher (Aislin) in the Montreal Gazette (1995).

Friday, March 28, 2014

Schrodinger's town

From a Facebook share by friend Jay: An NPR story about a fake place name
Agloe, circled here, was once a fictional town in upstate New York.
This is the story of a totally made-up place that suddenly became real — and then, strangely, undid itself and became a fantasy again.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Whatever happened to postcards?

Postcards.  When was the last time you received a postcard? Here's a vintage map postcard of Wisconsin:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Jim Ivey (guest post)

Hello! Guest contributor Amanda Murphyao here. I'm putting up historical cartoons involving the world or globe from the United States Library of Congress for the next few Mondays.

Here are two cartoons from Jim Ivey:



Ivey - Keeps the ball rolling - c 1971

Ivey - plaything - c 1971

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Bilingual geography gaff

OK, so here's a geography puzzle for you.  See if you can catch the map error on this Spanish news cast:

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Did you see it?  If not here's a hint:
Spanish -> English
Rusia -> Russia
Polonia -> Poland
Alemania -> Germany
Hungria -> Hungary
Rumania -> Romania
Bielorrusia  -> Belarus
Ucrania -> Ukraine

Got it yet?  Here's a correct English version of a map of Central Europe.  Seriously, it took me a while to see it.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Been there? Seen that.

We've posted maps showing where TV shows take place, and even a map of places in California that Hollywood used as stand-ins for the rest of the planet.  Here's a map showing which plot line is most common for different regions of the country, by Rob Fee
A US Map Of Romantic Comedy Settings Or Storylines Based On Location

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lost ... dog?

This is taking the age-old spousal argument about directions to the next level:
Dogs And Men Are The Same, Right Ladies?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Reggie Watts teaches History

Here we have the History episode of Reggie Watts' web series where he plays all the teachers in a school. It's mapulicious... which is an actual word that Mr. Watts would certainly teach about.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Lute Pease (guest post)


Hello! Guest contributor Amanda Murphyao here. I'm putting up historical cartoons involving the world or globe from the United States Library of Congress for the next few Mondays.

Here are three cartoons by Lute Pease:

Pease - Bubble gum - 1950-3


Pease - Hey, go back - 1925