Blog for Arty Cartophiles

Open Call for Cartographic Correspondence!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Cartographic Correspondence | 11 comments

Open Call for Cartographic Correspondence!

Hey arty cartographers, I am looking for some great work for my new book! I would like some Cartographic Correspondence from you. Here is what I need:   Postcard with a map you made or incorporating maps in the art. Make sure you include your email on the card. No larger than 5″ x 7″ That is it! Send it to me by May 1, 2013 Jill K. Berry 832 Eldorado Drive Superior, CO 80027 I am so excited to see what comes and from where. BTW, the “it’s not that far” postcard at the top is available on...

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Mapping at Two Hands

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Arty Cartophiles, Classes | 1 comment

Mapping at Two Hands

There is an enchanted place in Boulder, Colorado called Two Hands Paperie. It is owned by my friend Mia, who is not only a photographer, dancer, book artist and all together creative person, but she has staffed this place with wonderful people and artists who teach classes all year round. There are many classes there (short ones mostly, not longer than 3 hours) in book making, journaling and all sorts of other arty paper related stuff. The store is packed with treasures that you cannot help but to covet, and often to sneak guiltily up to the...

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Manhattan Map in the News

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Manhattan Map in the News

Local News: First of all, I am going to combine Maps in the News with New and Interesting Maps because there is so much crossover. These will post on Wednesday from now on. Second, I am about to launch work on my new book, and that will keep me very busy for a while. Bear with me. I want to build this map making community to be solid and interesting. If you would like to contribute to this blog while I am making map book number 2, please let me know! Map News: The map in the news today is based on the experiment of Becky Cooper, a young New...

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Newspaper Map

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Maps in the News | 2 comments

Newspaper Map

Today’s map for Maps in the News is just that, a newspaper map. It is an interactive map of the locations of all the newspapers left in the world. There are bright buttons all over it, and the legend to the right shows the color code for each language. There are also  filters by language to make it easy as pie to plan your trip around the availability of newspapers you can actually read. There appear to be no newspapers in Greenland. Click on the map to take you to the interactive version. I have no idea who is making this map, or I...

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Apollo Landing Sites Maps

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Odd and Interesting Maps | 1 comment

Apollo Landing Sites Maps

These maps make me want to get out my paints. They look like they are painted on corrugated cardboard, don’t they? Wouldn’t it be fun to try that? The following beauties are part of a series you likely did not know existed, and that is the Atlas of the Moon. It is hard to imagine that our government and the military produced these gorgeous pieces of art, but they did. The U.S. Geological Survey published these geologic maps of potential early Apollo landing sites on the Moon in 1969 and 1970 . The maps were constructed primarily...

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Odd and Interesting Maps: 1/25

Posted by on Jan 25, 2013 in Odd and Interesting Maps | 8 comments

Odd and Interesting Maps: 1/25

Last year I did a webinar entitled “My Journey with Maps” (here is the link if you missed it). In the webinar I talked about some of my favorite maps, including the Mississippi Meander Maps that were created by the Army Corps of Engineers in the 1930s and 40s, specifically by Dr. Harold Fisk, to trace the patterns of the river over a great length of time. I am obsessive about maps, some of them literally make me swoon, and these maps fall into that category. These are some of the most beautiful maps I have ever seen. Enjoy! For a...

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Maps in the News: 1/16/13

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Maps in the News: 1/16/13

The Before and After Map of Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Sandy caused devastation in October to our north eastern neighbors. The destruction was massive; nearly 72,000 battered homes and businesses in New Jersey alone. The numbers are staggering. Here are some of them. 8,000,000 people without power 4.7 million kids stayed home from school 2.8 million outages across the Northeast 15,000 plus flights cancelled  6,100 people in emergency shelters in New York City 49 cancelled Broadway Performances 34″ of snow in one place 15 inches of rain...

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Odd and Interesting Maps: 1/11/13

Posted by on Jan 12, 2013 in Mapping Kids, Odd and Interesting Maps | 0 comments

Odd and Interesting Maps: 1/11/13

Crumpled City Maps intrigue me. I am one who loves folding maps. These are maps made for those who don’t. These are maps for folks who need directions, and might have a temper problem, or tend to walk in the rain with their maps, or need to make a hat or shawl. Waterproof, crumple-proof. They have all the info you need, and a stuff bag, just like your sleeping bag. And they come in a whole list of cities. I might try making a tyvek map just so I can smash it up in a ball. Will check back in the near future with that...

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Odd and Interesting Maps: 1/4/13

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Odd and Interesting Maps | 4 comments

Odd and Interesting Maps: 1/4/13

Imagine this. Your Honeymoon in Venice, hennaed on your hands. Or your honeymoon in Australia. When I was working on my book, Personal Geographies, I did a number of hand maps on copper. These were also inspired by Mehdi (or henna) patterns traditionally used on the hands. My daughter and I did these. Next time we may try this on our own hands! My Friend Liz Kettle turned me on to the first set of hands here. They are on Pinterest and Facebook, but still it was hard to find the original artist. Here the info on where this intensely wonderful...

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Pronounce Wisconsin Map

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Maps in the News | 8 comments

Pronounce Wisconsin Map

Today I am launching my “Maps in the News” Wednesdays with a map close to my heart. Many of you know I have had the great pleasure of teaching in Wisconsin for about five years now, from Cedarburg to Muscoda and some places in between. Wisconsin seeped into my heart, both because I am very fond of some of its residents, and because it is just plain interesting. However, the place names in Wisconsin are set up to separate the wheat from the chaff: the locals from the intruders in other words. No one, but no one not born and bred in...

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