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400 years of beautiful, historical, and powerful globes

400 years of beautiful, historical, and powerful globes | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

To look at an ancient globe is to look at the Earth as it was seen by the people of another time. It reflects their understanding of the continents and seas, and it captures political divisions that have long since shifted.

Even the typography and colors of a globe are indicative of the time and place of its origin, says Sylvia Sumira, a London-based conservator of ancient globes.

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The true size of Brazil. - Maps on the Web

The true size of Brazil. - Maps on the Web | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The true size of Brazil. (Seize it—Old European countries inside Brazil.

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Where You Are, by Visual Editions

Where You Are, by Visual Editions | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

If you want something that approaches the idea of maps more personally and imaginatively, however, then you had better turn to British art publishers Visual Editions, who have collaborated with 16 writers and design company Bibliotheque to produce Where You Are, a box of 16 individual maps.

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jug cerovic standardizes metro maps from around the world

jug cerovic standardizes metro maps from around the world | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

french serbian architect jug cerovic has standardized international subway maps with INAT, a guideline developed to unify the global metro network with easy to read and memorize charts.

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Hometown News Map displays military news by location

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ATLANTA – The new “DVIDS Hometown News Map” officially launches today. The interactive map will enable the news media and public users to search for military news by a specific location. By clicking on the map, users can zoom in on a location until DVIDS icons pop up indicating military news from the area.

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Diorama Map: Photographing the Situationist City

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Aware of the profound implications of cartography, Japanese artist Sohei Nishino has created a photographic series entitled Diorama Map, carrying out what seems to be Situationist-inspired artistic process, which goes as follows: the artist walks around a chosen city on foot and documents various locations on film. He then returns to the footage, extracting still images to collage into wonderfully complex mental maps that turn imprecise lines, misalignments and gaps into spaces for individual interpretation, resisting the colonizing forms of traditionally rendered geographies.

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