Category Archives: Entertainment

The City as Music

Many musicians have used cities as inspiration for music. Akko Goldenbeld take the idea a step further, transmuting the three dimensional reality of a city into sound. His new work artwork, Stadsmuziek (City Music) consists of a scale model of … Continue reading

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Spoof London Tube Maps

From london-underground.blogspot.com comes word of Guerrilla artwork appearing on the Tube network. Joke station names and line segments have been inserted into some the in-train network diagrams on London Underground’s Central line. This one shows a journey you’d probably not … Continue reading

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Artist creates portraits out of old maps

Wired has a fascinating feature on Nikki Rosato, an artist who creates artwork from discarded maps. Her method involves carefully cutting out non-linear map features with a knife, leaving behind a delicate lattice of roads and waterways. Then combining these … Continue reading

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Hipster States of America

BuzzFeed’s hipster map of the States makes the bold, slightly tongue-in-cheek, claim of locating the hippest part of the United States. As BuzzFeed puts it: The term “hipster” has been applied to both “elitists” and “poseurs”, those who strive to … Continue reading

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New York Movie Map

A new, illustrated map from Alien Loves Predator shows locations of 91 movies with locations associated with Manhattan. Apparently it took about 5 months of research, a ton of movie watching and 3 weeks of drawing. There’s a hi-res version … Continue reading

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String map

No details about why this was created, but here’s an interesting little time-lapse video by fsm vpggru on Vimeo , showing the making of a map out of pins and string. That old favourite, the London Underground diagram. There are some … Continue reading

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Adding colour to the London commute

Chromorama is a new London based geo-location game. The idea is to make commuting more fun by using your real-world travel data collected from Oyster cards. Like most games it probably only makes sense once you’ve tried it out. but … Continue reading

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Seasonal Ingredients

Foodie website Epicurious has put together a neat little interactive map displaying in-season produce across the USA. You can click on each State to get a list of fresh, locally grown ingredients for the current month and navigate through to … Continue reading

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