Gently down the stream.
Tucked away in a corner of Southeastern Ohio, Raccoon Creek winds across a hundred miles of natural splendor.
Now a local community group is organizing to preserve the river for future generations, creating and publishing a map of its many secret gems to distribute throughout the state and beyond.
Map makers take flight.
Two young cartographers are on a mission to create a hub for exploring the future Patagonia National Park.
As the newest national park in South America, Patagonia is a largely undocumented expanse of wilderness. Kickstarter project creators Marty Schnure and Ross Donihue are using their web-based platform for open cartography, Maps for Good, to share the information they collect about the park with their backers and the wider community of wilderness adventurers.
Won’t you be my neighbor?
Cal State professor Andrew Lohmann’s Kickstarter project rethinks how we define neighborhoods.
“Our Neighborhood” Mapping Project shifts the focus from census tracts and school districts to resident-defined neighborhoods. In the process, Professor Lohmann hopes to explore how our geographic and social environments affect our sense of community. This neighborly approach to community psychology is our Project of the Day.
An imaginary world.
Over the past 15 years, artist Jeffrey Beebe has created the world of Refractoria, an entire continent sprung from his imagination.
His new Kickstarter project is raising funds to print his map on the grand scale that it deserves, allowing curious fellow travelers to peer into his mind. Welcome to our Project of the Day.
World of Refractoria.
Jeff Beebe created his own world.
Refractoria is an imagino-ordinary world that is equal parts autobiography and pure fantasy, heavily inspired by the visual language of the original Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff’s fantastical cartography is beautiful, as are the denizens of Refractoria, who are both impeccably dressed and totally badass.
Printing Leipzig is “a series of lithographs exploring a city and its printers.”
Printmaker Sarah Pike is using her sojourn in Leipzig — the heart of Germany’s rich printing tradition — to transform conversations and encounters into printed matter. Her abstract maps draw from interviews, long walks, and old maps to chart her course through an unfamiliar city.
Her new Kickstarter project will help Pike raise funds for studio and material fees, supporting her fellow print artists in Leipzig while helping to create a new body of work.
A few choice selections from The Cheese Map, which is exactly what it sounds like: a world map created entirely out of cheese. And here we thought it was just the moon…