Maps Everywhere Posts

Jun 16, 2017 / MAKING THINGS

I’m thrilled to announce that my Detroit map, “Detroit: Industrial Ruins, Temples of Commerce” was selected as a Map of the Week by the American Geographical Society! This is the…

 ☛Map of the Week!

May 31, 2017 / TRAVEL

I’ve been in Amsterdam for several weeks now and have experienced bike culture here – and it’s wonderful! (as long as you NEVER step into the bike lane while walking)…

 ☛Cycle routes around Amsterdam

May 25, 2017 / TRY THIS!
May 24, 2017 / DISCOVERY

While looking for a good map of Amsterdam, I saw a book called The Soft Atlas of Amsterdam. It’s a collection of line drawings and text; all in some way…

 ☛Jan Rothuizen

May 13, 2017 / FOUND

Maps truly are everywhere – but I didn’t expect to see one in the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. The entire experience of her story and actually being in the…

 ☛One little dot

Apr 10, 2017 / FOUND

We are all familiar with Helvetica Man. He was designed in the mid 1970s as part of a system of “international” icons, in a collaborative project with the AIGA and…

 ☛Helvetica man in Ireland

Apr 7, 2017 / DISCOVERY

When I walked in the main entrance to the The National Library of Scotland, in the vaulted ceiling above, various globes dangled high above and I spied a large map…

 ☛Understanding maps

Apr 1, 2017 / MAKING THINGS

I started it last June. It is the first major creative project of my sabbatical, and a leap of faith. I rolled it up in a tube and put it…

 ☛Motor City Map

Mar 24, 2017 / MAKING THINGS

I like to experiment with software to try to push the boundaries of what I can make within the limits of the tool. It’s good to work with systems outside…

 ☛Experimenting with Story Maps

Feb 27, 2017 / FOUND

In my travels I often run across sculptural cast metal maps. I find these maps fascinating. They give a bird’s eye view of where you are, revealing the immediate area…

 ☛Irresistible Three dimensional maps