Archive for the ‘maps’ Category

The New World Powers in Innovation>


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Posted: August 17th, 2010
at 2:36pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: trademark & copyright,maps

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China’s Google Maps>

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Posted: August 11th, 2010
at 6:54pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: web,maps

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The Island and Lake Combination

Largest Lake on an Island in a Lake on an Island - Crater Lake on Vulcano Island in Lake Taal on Luzo,APhilippines>

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Posted: August 6th, 2010
at 1:16pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: too good to be true,fo' real?,maps

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The Rhetorician

A List Apart looks at the web designer as the rhetorician, a kind of architect and cartographer. No more digital monuments!>

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Posted: August 6th, 2010
at 8:25am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: web,architecture,"ninja",maps

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Eve Andree Laramee

Bifurcation Pierced Leaf

From the artist:

I am interested in the ways in which cultures use science and art as devices or maps to construct belief systems. I try to draw attention to areas of overlap and interconnection between artistic exploration and scientific investigation, and to the slippery human subjectivity underlying both processes. Through my work I speculate on how human beings contemplate and consider nature through both art and science in a way that embraces poetry, absurdity, contradiction and metaphor.>

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Posted: August 4th, 2010
at 2:42pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: art,science,maps

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Call for Submissions : 3rd Coast Atlas

An interesting initiative for theAGreat Lakes megaregion:

"3rd Coast Atlas is a platform for research and design initiatives that explore the urbanization, landscape, infrastructure and ecology of the Great Lakes Basin and Great Lakes Megaregion.A3CA was initiated in 2009 byAClare Lyster, University of Illinois, Chicago;Charles Waldheim, Harvard University, andAMason White, University of Toronto.AThe research and collection of submissions will lead to a publication manuscript."

The deadline for submissions is August 20, 2010.

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Posted: July 24th, 2010
at 3:45pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: competitions,maps

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the Industry : Kim Ji-hwan

This week for the Industry, we talk with ZERO PER ZERO, a design duo of two graphic designers (Jin Sol and AKim Ji-Hwan) in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Specializing mainly in the field of graphic, information design as well as in illustration. Currently they are focused on their City Railway System series. Enjoy the interview!

What is your interest with line map design?

Current railway map system has been developed on the basis of system made by Herrybeck of England. Our design also does not stray a lot from his influence. It’s just that we are finding it really interesting to take the official railway map that is a little bit stern and make it more interesting and charming. We consider the railway map not just as a guide to using the railway but as a cultural merchandise of the city.

You have interpreted the railway systems of New York City, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Barcelona and Hokkaido- what has been the most challenging city to design?

Tokyo was the most challenging one. Japanese railway system is more unique and complicated that that of any other place in the world. It was very difficult to effectively organize more than 1500 stations and over 100 lines. It went through several editions before we settled on the current design.

What makes your interpretations of subway maps unique?

City Railway System is a new approach of projecting the identity of a city onto its subway map. Whereas standard subway maps are aimed at conveying information as clearly and concisely as possible, City Railway System by Zeroperzero is distinguished by grafting symbolic elements of each city on to the map while preserving clarity. Targeting specifically tourists, we also marked major landmarks and attractions on the subway map, making it convenient for the tourists to figure out the fastest way to get to the destination just by taking a glance. The railway map itself is also good for souvenir.

You have chosen to graft symbolic elements of different cities onto the map- how do you choose what is iconic?

The symbolic element cannot be something notably commercial and it has to be something everybody agrees on. Also, it needs to have a simple and clear image so that it transforms into an icon easily. For these reasons, we are often inspired by the national flags when designing for the nationa capitals. The idea comes to us more easily if we have lived in the city or have travelled through the city and got to know the characteristics of the railway system.

How do you package the maps?AWhat type of experience do you want to give to the reader?

Our maps is good for practical use and for interior decor. For Mini Maps, we minimize the packaging so that it can be carried in a wallet or scheduler easily. City Maps come with separate cover so that it is a bit fancier and it is also great to hang on a wall. Additionally, we apply our design to everyday commodities such as mouse pads, folders, notebooks, etc. to answer diverse needs of diverse buyers.

What awards and recognitions have you recieved for your work? What has been the most important?

We won various international awards with our City Railway System: iF Communication Gold, ADC-Silver, IDEA-Silver, etc. Among these, we are most attached to the iF Award because it was the first big award that we were recognized with. We definitely worked with more confidence after winning it.

Are you open to collaboration?

We have done collaborations with companies such as 10 Corso Como or SK Telecom of Korea. We always welcome collaborations.

What challenges do you face on a day to day basis working in graphic design?

We would like to make more profits off of our own contents rather than client jobs, however, in reality, client jobs are more profitable currently. If it continues like this we won’t have much to our name at the end, so we are always thinking about ways to make profits using our own contents.

How do you see zeroperzero’s place in design world in the next 5 years?

In 5 years, City Railway System series should be near completion. We expect there to be more variety of work forms, collaborations and commissions going off of the cities we would have worked on. Also, we will be coming up with and working on new contents other than the map series.

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Posted: July 22nd, 2010
at 9:30am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: design,the industry,maps

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The Geotaggers' World Atlas

Pulling the location of thousands of Geotagged images from Flickr, Eric Fischer has assembled some beautiful images representing the most photographed spaces of our planets largest cities. The images peak and rise where you'd expect; all those tourist locations feature heavily. It's an interesting 'map' of tourist movement and interest and should feed anyone interested in tracking the nest location for that next restaurant.>

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Posted: July 19th, 2010
at 7:11pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: architecture,photo,travel,development,internets,maps

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OpenHeatMap Launches

Turn your spreadsheet into a map.>

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Posted: July 19th, 2010
at 4:15pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: development,internets,maps

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