Cool Cartography: The Art Of Mapmaking

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Mind the Map, a new collection of artwork published by Gestalten, shows the skill, humour and care involved in map design, including one depicting New York’s smells, and a meticulously hand-painted ski map.

Whistler village, Canada, by James Niehues


One of the most prolific ski-trail mapmakers at work, Niehues is known for extreme attention to detail, giving unique form, structure and shadows to trees, or adding cars to resort parking lots. He usually begins by gathering images of his subject from various angles, including archival photos and flying around the area at various elevations. A medium-size ski resort takes two to four days to sketch and seven to 10 days to paint. Larger regions have taken weeks.

London by Gareth Wood aka Fuller


Fuller drafts impressionistic “mind maps” of places where he has lived. “I’m making a collection of cartographical love letters,” he says. This hyper-detailed, ink-drawn map is of central London. It contains the personal experiences of the artist, hidden stories, curiosities and factoids. The piece was started in 2005, archived in 2007, and drawing resumed in 2015. This jump creates a change in style and technique. It highlights the progress within the metropolis and the artist himself.

The Big Smoke by Mychael Barratt


Canadian-born Barratt is a painter and printmaker based in London. His etchings of the city and the London underground are peppered with highly detailed site-specific anecdotal and historical references. Multiple plates are printed side-by-side in the manner of an ancient folding map.

A Guide to the Discovery of Machu Picchu by Kevin Cannon


This is one of a series of maps made for the quarterly journal The Appendix charting the epic adventures of historical figures.

A scratch card map by Ken Perkins


An artist based in Denver, Colorado, Perkins specialises in scratchboard and pen and ink drawings. In many of his maps, soft colouring combines with highly-contrasting marks to convey a strong sense of the natural landscape.

A map of smells in New York by Kate McLean


An English graphic designer McLean has focused her passion for cartography on making sensory maps, charting the dynamics of what we smell, and to a lesser extent, touch, taste, and see. McLean uses various visualisation formats to map her data, which she gathers alone or with the help of collaborators.

A 3D map of Manhattan by Luis Dilger


German designer Dilger took Google’s OpenStreetMap data of various cities and visualised the satellite-based information using DEM Earth in Cinema 4D, transforming them into 3D prints.

The south Pennines by Angela Smyth


This work took six months to complete, eventually filling six large canvases of 3 × 2.4 metres. The map captures the spirit and landmarks of the breathtaking moorland landscape with its quaint towns and villages. Local residents were invited to suggest features they wanted to see on the final piece and excerpts were included from poems by Simon Armitage.

Le Tour de Fromage by Elly Walton


A fun map of regional cheeses by English illustrator who combines hand-drawn work with digital techniques.

Barrio de las Letras, Madrid, by Andrés Lozano


A cartoonist and illustrator based in Madrid, Lozano uses overlayed colours and strong lines to make essential landmarks easily recognisable in this weekend tourist map of the city.

The Atlas of True Names by Kalimedia


German publisher Kalimedia has created maps of the US, Canada and UK, revealing the etymological roots of places.

Rome by Libby VanderPloeg


In New York-based illustrator VanderPloeg’s playful maps, lines tracing major streets become decorative flourishes, while text bubbles call out her favourite shops, parks, restaurants and boutiques.

Via Guardian

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/cool-cartography-the-art-of-mapmaking/

My 80 pound malamute still likes to be held as well (Source:…



My 80 pound malamute still likes to be held as well (Source: http://ift.tt/1L4vaz9)

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「日本スポーツ界は誰も森喜朗に逆らえない」 JOC元幹部ら、その横暴ぶりを実名告発 

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女性自身誌が、「元JOC幹部が内部告発! 東京五輪"迷走"の戦犯!」と題し、組織委の母体であるJOCの元幹部、五輪の取材経験が豊富な新聞記者らによる座談会を行っている。 「今の日本スポーツ界では、誰も森喜朗元首相には逆らえないんです」・・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/8962732.html

「日本スポーツ界は誰も森喜朗に逆らえない」 JOC元幹部ら、その横暴ぶりを実名告発

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女性自身誌が、「元JOC幹部が内部告発! 東京五輪"迷走"の戦犯!」と題し、組織委の母体であるJOCの元幹部、五輪の取材経験が豊富な新聞記者らによる座談会を行っている。 「今の日本スポーツ界では、誰も森喜朗元首相には逆らえないんです」・・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/8962732.html

How coffee is made in Turkey.Explanation: The pan is at a…



How coffee is made in Turkey.

Explanation: The pan is at a boiling temperature. They put sand in the pan as a heat absorber. So when they slide the mug across the sand (filled with coffee beans) it instantly is boiled, and heated.

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SOURCE: http://gifsboom.net/post/128779143329

I had to give him his own pillow so he’d stop stealing…



I had to give him his own pillow so he’d stop stealing mine (Source: http://ift.tt/1Q3EbaU)

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BBQ-Donut: Grill and Chill

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Ever wished you could grill and chill on a boat at the same time? Well now you can with the bbq-donut boat; it’s the ultimate summer experience!





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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/bbq-donut-grill-and-chill/

Guinness World Records 2016 In Pictures

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Guinness World Records turns 60 this year. Since first being published in 1955 it has become a publishing phenomenon, selling 132m copies across more than 100 countries.


Olga Liashchuk: fastest time to crush three watermelons with the thighs
Photograph: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records


Jagathish: longest side-wheelie, auto-rickshaw
Photograph: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records


Dominic Lacasse: most chinups in the human flag position
Photograph: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records


Linsey Lindberg: most telephone directories torn in one minute
Photograph: Ryan Schude/Guinness World Records


Vijay Kumar: most teeth in a mouth
Photograph: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records


Tameru Zegeye: fastest 100m on crutches
Photograph: Richard Bradbury/Guinness World Records


Marcus Daily: largest hot dog cart
Photograph: Kevin Scott Ramos/Guinness World Records


Takeru Kobayashi: most hamburgers eaten in three minutes
Photograph: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records


Li Longlong: most consecutive stairs climbed on the head
Photograph: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records


Jeison Orlando Rodriguez Hernandez: largest feet on a living person (pictured with his nephew)
Photograph: Gil Montano/Guinness World Records


Franchesca: longest fur on a rabbit (pictured with owner Betty Chu)
Photograph: James Ellerker/Guinness World Records


Devendra Suthar: most fingers and toes
Photograph: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records


Bharat Sinh Parmar: longest motorcycle
Photograph: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records


Bertie: fastest tortoise
Photograph: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records


Sun Mingming and Xu Yan: tallest married couple
Photograph: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records


Alberto Busnari: most Thomas flairs on a pommel horse in one minute.
Photograph: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records


Most watermelons smashed with the head in one minute: 43. Ahmed Tafzi, 50, Germany

Ahmed Tafzi: ‘I am ecstatic when I do well.’

Photograph: Paul Michael Hughes/Guinness World Records


Most throws and catches while juggling three chainsaws: 94. Ian Stewart, 36, Halifax, Canada

Ian Stewart: ‘I bought my first chainsaw when I was 18.’

Photograph: Guinness World Records


Most roof tiles smashed in one minute: 923. Lisa Pitman, 41, Croydon, UK

Lisa Pitman: ‘You get a real sense of achievement when you do something that you think is not humanly possible.’

Photograph: Guinness World Records


The most drink cans broken with a whip in three minutes: 23. Adam Winrich, 34, US

Adam Winrich: ‘I got a tattoo on my shoulder to celebrate – on one side it says pain and on the other it says love.’

Photograph: Guinness World Records


The tallest man alive: 8ft 3in. Sultan Kösen, 32, Turkey
Sultan Kösen: ‘I am known all over the world now.’
Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA WireOnline


Most one-arm pushups completed in one hour: 1,868. Paddy Doyle, 49, Solihull, UK

Paddy Doyle: ‘It’s nice to know you have been recognised as the world No 1.’

Photograph: Ranald Mackechnie/Guinness World Records

Via Guardian

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/guinness-world-records-2016-in-pictures/

Mind-Boggling Look at The Oresund, A Bridge That Turns Into an Underwater Tunnel Connecting Denmark and Sweden

The Oresund Tunnel

The Oresund is basically a double-track railway and motorway bridge across the Oresund strait between Scania and Denmark. The bridge runs nearly 5-miles from the Swedish coast to the artificial island of Peberholm, which lies in the middle of the strait. The crossing of the strait is completed by a 4km underwater tunnel, called the Drogden Tunnel, from Peberholm to the Danish island of Amager. It's the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Vimeo Staff Pick: The Dutch Angle is a technique created by…



Vimeo Staff Pick: The Dutch Angle is a technique created by tilting the camera any number of degrees to either side. Here is a look at the Dutch angle used in a variety of films to a variety of extremes. By Jacob T. Swinney Coming soon to Keyframe: http//http://ift.tt/1gbFEQj

SOURCE: http://motioncollector.com/post/128777666235