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Friday Night Flicks: Timemaps

Today’s little video was selected because next Sunday’s post will be the last one in the series about my map book, Finding A Way. Vincent Meertens explores a new type of mapping, based on travel times rather than distance. The animation shows a … Continue reading

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The Map Book, Almost Complete

I should be able to put the finishing touches on the map book this afternoon. I have decided that it’s proper name is Finding A Way, a title which makes reference to the walking and cycling Ways we have travelled in … Continue reading

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Finally, some things that are actually maps

I did some more work on the map book this week. I started out with a couple of things that are not maps: a page of some of the world’s religions which will be folded like the puzzle purse valentine I … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Papercut San Francisco

In anticipation of showing actual maps on my Sunday post, here’s a video about making a papercut map of San Francisco.     While most of us will just have to enjoy the video, some of you may even be … Continue reading

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But it still doesn’t look like a map …

I am not quite as far along with my ‘map’ book as I had hoped to be. Partly this is because the weather has been warm (22 C. yesterday) so David and I have been going out on our tandem … Continue reading

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But it doesn’t look like a map …

I posted some map-themed videos last Friday because I am currently working on a map-themed book. It does not look like a map at all at this point, and when completed will look only slightly more map-like. Early in the … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Herbert Bayer’s Book of Maps and Making Maps (The Board of Longitude)

I have used maps as the basis for books before (G is for Geography, In Winter) and I am working on another currently, so it seems appropriate to have some videos relating to maps today.       Have you got … Continue reading

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In Winter

An odd title for a June blog post, perhaps, but In Winter is the title of the piece I first posted about on February 8th of this year. I didn’t want to write more about it while I was working on it, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Motoi Yamamoto

This evening’s video is about the work of Motoi Yamamoto. Using only salt, he creates complex labyrinths and “maps”. The process itself is repetitive and meditative, and the finished pieces evoke a sense of calm. You can find out more about … Continue reading

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Last Tango in Oxford: Marks of Genius

We are back home from our English holiday after spending the last few days in Oxford. Oxford is a wonderful place to visit, though I expect it is fairly horrible in the center of the city at the peak of tourist … Continue reading

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