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The Art of the Map

Happy Holidays to all of you. We will be taking our own holiday but will be back with new content on January 5. This week and next we’ll connect you to some older posts that we think you’ll enjoy. This … Continue reading

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Design Exercise: Map Collage

Sharon Rankin Over the last several weeks I’ve posted about maps. Today I want to present you with a design challenge centered around maps. Before you start I suggest you review my three posts, paying particular attention to Post 3, … Continue reading

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Artists Find Their Way

Maps, maps, and more maps. Road maps, subway station maps, GPS maps, globes in classrooms, store maps to the lingerie department, celestial star maps, maps to the homes of the stars, and yes, artist’s maps. If you need a reminder … Continue reading

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A Map As Big As the World

Where do ideas come from? What do you look at for inspiration? Maps have always intrigued me. Growing up I accepted that the maps I studied in school were exact representations of the lands they described. It never occurred to … Continue reading

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When is the Map the Territory?

At a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1931 Alfred Korzbski coined the expression “the map is not the territory.” In other words, a map is an abstraction that filters and distills sensory information. It … Continue reading

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