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Shannon Rankin

Shannon Rankin paper maps installation

Shannon Rankin paper maps installation

Shannon Rankin paper maps installation

Shannon Rankin paper maps installation

Shannon Rankin paper maps installation

Shannon Rankin paper maps installation

Born in California artist Shannon Rankin lives and works in Maine.

In my work I create installations, collages and drawings that use the language of maps to explore the connections among geological and biological processes, patterns in nature, geometry and anatomy. Using a variety of distinct styles I intricately cut, score, wrinkle, layer, fold, paint and pin maps to produce revised versions that often become more like the terrains they represent.

(via hard feelings)

Stitching Postcards

Stitching Postcards travel postcards maps embroidery

Stitching Postcards travel postcards maps embroidery

Stitching Postcards travel postcards maps embroidery

Dig these Stitching Postcards by designers Leihener, Seng, Valder for Köln-based distributor Details. Available over at Uncommon Goods. (via cool hunting)

Transit Maps from Zero Per Zero

Transit Maps from Zero Per Zero public transportation maps infographics city cities

Transit Maps from Zero Per Zero public transportation maps infographics city cities

Transit Maps from Zero Per Zero public transportation maps infographics city cities

Transit Maps from Zero Per Zero public transportation maps infographics city cities

Transit Maps from Zero Per Zero public transportation maps infographics city cities

Transit Maps from Zero Per Zero public transportation maps infographics city cities

Fantastic transit maps from a duo of graphic designers out of Seoul called Zero Per Zero. Shown above are Tokyo, Seoul, Osaka, and NYC. They also have great maps for London, Hokkaido and Barcelona.

Map Collages by Matthew Cusik

Map Collages by Matthew Cusik portraits paper maps collage

Map Collages by Matthew Cusik portraits paper maps collage

Map Collages by Matthew Cusik portraits paper maps collage

Map Collages by Matthew Cusik portraits paper maps collage

Map Collages by Matthew Cusik portraits paper maps collage

Map Collages by Matthew Cusik portraits paper maps collage

I am totally in awe of the detailed map collage work of Dallas, Texas artist Matthew Cusik.

Defacements are obsessively crafted amalgamations of word and image in the tradition of altered books and concrete poetry. The re-contextualization of image, word, and number creates a new storyline that is often in the spirit of a prankster student who has marked up a textbook with irreverent and provocative commentary.

His large-scale Bible work, Passages, is also something to behold. (via green chair press

The World by Paula Scher

The World by Paula Scher posters and prints painting maps 20x200

The World by Paula Scher posters and prints painting maps 20x200

The World by Paula Scher posters and prints painting maps 20x200

The World by Paula Scher posters and prints painting maps 20x200

The World is a new painting by Paula Scher that is available as a 16-panel set or as a full image over at 20×200.

The World is a painting about information overload. It depicts the world as swirling information that is always changing, often inaccurate, while somewhat illuminating. It is expressionistic information.

You can purchase the full set of 16 prints, or order single panels that will be selected at random and shipped to you. A full one-third of the proceeds will benefit Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

Wear You Live: CityFabric T-Shirts

Wear You Live: CityFabric T Shirts maps fashion city Chicago

Wear You Live: CityFabric T Shirts maps fashion city Chicago

Two students from NC State have recently hatched a great t-shirt company, Wear You Live, featuring figure-ground diagrams of 15 major US cities screen-printed on comfy shirts. Kick ass. (via ok great)

Who owns Antarctica?

Who owns Antarctica? posters and prints politics maps infographics

As usual, great infographic work from Good in collaboration with Column Five. Hm, I bet you could hide a lot of weapons of mass destruction down there. The US might need to permanently investigate that. (via coudal)

CTA Naming Rights 2012, Place Your Bets

In response to yesterday’s news about the CTA potentially selling naming rights to train lines and stops I decided to take a stab (with the help of too many of you to list here—thank you!) at imaging what our transit system might look like in just a few short years. Click the map below for detail, and just hit escape to exit. See an update below.

CTA Naming Rights 2012, Place Your Bets social public transportation maps infographics Chicago

Update: Thanks everyone for the spirited comments and feedback on this map! Awesome! I would just like to emphasize that I put the whole thing together very quickly, late at night. It certainly isn’t perfect in that despite having lived here for a decade there are many neighborhoods and stops I know nothing about. In some cases I selected the nearest business (via google maps) or just made something up totally random. The point being, who knows what would happen? What if Five Guys outbid Loyola? I don’t think we’ll get to decide, it’s just going to happen. Thanks for stopping by Colossal.

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