Wednesday, August 5, 2009

United States of the World

Hat tip AMCJ (always entertaining). See in high-res.

Step into the rain:


  1. That map is absolutely fascinating. Really.

    I saw a book about old/unusual maps at Paper Source in Georgetown a couple weeks ago (I was there trying to figure out what supplies I need for my new chapbook), and I thought of you. The book came with a CD that had super high resolution files of each of the photos, which were all really amazing, so you could get them reprinted on a larger scale at Kinko's and hang them up.

    I thought the book was pretty neat, and I was really close to buying it, but I decided I can't spare $30 right now for such purposes.

    So instead, I settled on two sheets of "wrapping paper" that are actually fairly detailed maps (not at all hideous or kitschy, mind you) of Paris and its major monuments. I'll probably hang one up in my new room later this month, and use the other for collage making.

    Anyway, thank you for sharing!

  2. Also, Ecuador is a LOT bigger than I thought it was.

  3. That book sounds like something I'd love.

    I had no idea you could squish Cuba into a ball the size of OHIO! New state motto?

    Ohio: The Size of Cuba's Ball.