Jorge Sanz sent me this minimalistic beer/coffee mat design from the Federal Cafe in Seville. Apparently this drink is something called a Ginger Beer Spider (ginger beer and vanilla ice cream = yuck!) but the mat looks great
Barry Rowlingson spotted this map of coffee varieties at his local Sainsbury store in Lancaster. It is a graphic rather than made from actual beans but it must have been fun putting it together.
Note to self: A cool project to make a map from coffee beans riffing off of Ken’s cheese map of the UK. Maybe taste a cup from each continent.
Fran Raga shared this cute globe that he found abandoned in the street which is now keeping Tintin company.
“I found this going back home, it was alone and frightened, so I took it home, I washed it and I looked for him an adventure friend
Tom Armitage drew our attention to this amazing collection of Maps in the Wild by young illustrators at the Edinburgh College of Art
“Some wonderful and wonderfully weird map art from the @eca_edinburgh on show @RedDoor_Gallery.
#Edinburgh and #maps have a long history together, great to see this continue in so many forms.
There is some outstanding work there
David Overton has an understandable interest in fabric maps since that is what his business Splashmaps make. He was recently at the University Library in Cambridge viewing their maps collection when he stumbled on these incredible silk European nautical maps complete with instructions on how to build your own raft (presumably if you got shipwrecked or shot down).
“Got very snap happy there ;-). No doubt a blog is a-brewing.. sneak preview? This combined one had full european silk sea charts PLUS instructions on building your raft! From #ministryofwar #ww2 #genius!”
We need more pictures like this please
Gregory Marler spotted these maps above the urinals while …
“I just spotted the Mappery website. What a great and understandable idea.https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/52.48836/-1.88827
I attach and image of a map in a toilet. It’s always exciting to take a break from a mapping event and find a map. If I find them, I think I have a collection of photos showing maps in WCs. Sometimes it’s not possible/appropriate to get a snap of the map.
This one is from the Faraday Wharf building on Innovate Birmingham campus. The building hosted the post-SotM hackathon and the internet connection couldn’t cope with so many map fans.”
Thanks to Ross McDonald for pointing us at this Australian puddle spotted in Somalia by a member of the Australian Defence Force. The image originally appeared on the ADF web site (see here on the WayBackMachine) and more recently on GeoLounge who said
Cartocacoethes was a term first coined by John Krygier from the Making Maps blog to describe “a mania, uncontrollable urge, compulsion or itch to see maps everywhere.”https://www.geolounge.com/cartocacoethes/
The cartographic equivalent to seeing Jesus in burnt toast, the terminology is a concatenation of the greek word for map (khartes) and cacoethes, a Greek word meaning “an irresistible urge to do something inadvisable.”
This one may be up there with “the elephant’s ear” in our all time best Maps in the Wild