Patricia says, "The attached maps were drawn by students asked to draw maps of the world, one that highlights globalization. The different perspectives of the world were intriguing to me, students from North America drew a "western" map, where North/South America appear on the left of the world, and Europe/Asia, etc. appear on the right side of the map. A Korean student drew an "Asian" map where the hemispheres are switched on the maps. One student from the USA drew North America in the middle of the world. A Turkish student simply drew what was familiar, leaving the world apart from Turkey and Iraq unoccupied. I think these maps are interesting representations of how perspectives of the world are different depending on from where a person comes."
2011-03-23 : The World : Patricia Wheaton
This is an abstracted Fuller Projection. Bhaval writes "it's more about the way a map looks aesthetically in relation to the composition and colors I use. I like how this view of the world can be so unrecognizable to some, but once you start picking out continents it suddenly becomes obvious."
2011-00-00 : The World : Bhaval Shah Bell
Dylan from the Netherlands sent us two maps that are perfect to share with you this week (as Father's Day is just around the corner here in the US). This map comprises the main component of a game designed by Dylan and his son Sam. The two created it in 2003 when Sam was nine-years-old. Dylan writes, "The cards on the perimeter of the picture are part of the game as well. You can see a board type of grid around the world which is also part of the game. This was not only a very creative project which we developed together but turned out to be a wonderful way for him (and me) to learn about world geography." Look for the other map tomorrow.
2003-00-00 : The World : Dylan and Sam Hoey
Ghita sent us this collaged map made by her mother. She writes,"As expat Lebanese living in Kuwait, we used to travel more than once a year, both to Lebanon to visit family as well as to other parts of the world for holidays. Hence this map is a collage of every single airplane ticket that my mother has collected starting even before my father's flight from Kuwait to Lebanon for their wedding! Back in the day, airplane tickets consisted of a booklet of several pages. Thus the sea is made out of the pages with the booking information and the continents are made of the different airline ticket covers. The map lay in our basement for 4-5 months where my mom worked several hours a day pasting and gluing to complete it. She then painted on top of the sea area to give it a more bluish tone."
2001-00-00 : The world : Mona Abi-Hanna courtesy Ghita Abi-Hanna