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Today I was reading over on Flavorwire about Mark Noad’s proposed redesign of the London Underground Tube. I found a link on his blog to this epic ongoing thread about the London Underground that began back in 2002 on Edward Tufte’s website where he posted this fun global tube map created by Alan Foale in 2002 for The Times. It’s like the Pangea approach to public transportation. I love that two of my favorite cities, Chicago and Prague, happen to be on the same line only 9 stops apart. Oooh I hope there’s a bar car.
I’m really enjoying these ceramic street map coasters by industrial designer Anders Hansen. Each coaster is formed from a different area of Oslo including Majorstuen, Parkveien, Sentrum, Kvadraturen, Sentrum Øst and Grünerløkka. Available in his shop for about $15-$22 apiece. (via behance)
Two wonderful maps featuring the two often cartographically unrepresented U.S. states by San Francisco-based art director Tor Weeks. For sale here, just $12. (via bldgwlf)
These Tangram States Postcards by Midnight Umbrella are flippin’ sweet. A pack of 10 full-color, offset printed cards for just $10. (via @thesearethings)
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New to me, artist Nikki Rosato creates these incredibly delicate busts using the mesh from cut-out street maps. Check out her portfolio for additional map cuttings. (via illusion)
A nice string map by fsm vpggru, with a quick making-of video. Would love to do something like this with a CTA map. (via make)
Update: Whoa! My friend Tim took this post to heart and made a Chicago ‘L’ CTA map.
I grew up in Mashed Potatoes but now I live in Popcorn, which is funny because that’s basically all I had for lunch yesterday. Prints available here. (via pinterest)