Posts Tagged: art

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    Marvellous Miniature Map

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    Some maps are works of art; this miniature marvel is no exception. You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s deserved of a place hanging on someone’s wall, but the truth is that this map is far more likely to end up in a rubbish bin.

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    Literally A Map Of Riches

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    Most maps are pointers to something; from today’s turn-by-turn voice guided navigation to the “X marks the spot” treasure maps of legend. This map however, is not a pointer to riches, instead it’s made of riches. A large-scale, unique and intricate portrait of our Earth – a planet which is surely a jewel of the… Read more »

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    2013 – The Year Of The Tangible Map And Return Of The Map As Art

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    Looking back at the conference talks I gave and the posts I wrote in 2012, two themes are evident. The first theme is that while there’s some utterly gorgeous digital maps being produced these days, such as Stamen’s Watercolor, the vast majority of digital maps can’t really be classified as art. Despite the ability to… Read more »

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    The “Maps As Art” Debate

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    Ah … art. Art is a contentious area for discussion. One person’s work of art is another person’s random spots of paint on a canvas. As Rudyard Kipling once put it, “it’s clever, but is it art?“. Even artists can’t seem to agree on this topic. Compare and contrast Picasso’s comment that “everything you can… Read more »

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    When Maps and Data Collide They Produce … Art?

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    Last month I wrote that a map says as much about the fears, hopes, dreams and prejudices of its target audience as it does about the relationship of places on the surface of the Earth. With the benefit of hindsight I think I was only half way right. Sometimes a map becomes more than just… Read more »